Listening to Nihil Eyes, it is very clear that this band grew up on UK death acts like Bolt Thrower and old Paradise Lost and also were big fans of Carcass and Napalm Death. I figured I had this album pegged from the start as a nod to the old school UK extreme scene. While there is a definite nod given, Nihil Eyes adds in their own particular stylings on 'Black Path' to really create a unique sound that still utilizes the music that influenced the band members. Doomy passages are paired with insanely ridiculous grind riffs sandwiched in between some great, chuggy death metal. The vocals are pretty solid with a mixture of your classic death metal bellow and grindcore highs. I was very impressed with the cohesion of the songs both lyrically and musically and you can tell by listening to each track that the band put serious time and effort into making them so. I am definitely excited to see what the future holds for Nihil Eyes and if you want something to break the stagnation of the death metal genre then here you are.
Recommended for fans of: Carcass, Bolt Thrower, early Paradise Lost, Napalm Death