The Pitch: Norwegian 3-piece hardcore/punk/crust band NAG tear it up with recklass abandon on their latest outing via Fysisk Format. FFO: Martyrdod, Nukk, Converge
What I Like: Put simply, Nagged To Death is a ferocious flurry of massive HM-2 distortion, punk riffs, and D-beat. The vocals are as prophetic as they are rebellious. If Converge wrote a straight up punk album, this would be the end result. The only other thing I can really say is that this barrage of angst is likely even better live. High energy, soaked in sweat, genuine to the core. Even Lemmy would be proud of desert-blown anthems like "No Rest For The Blessed."
Critiques: There's nothing new or surprising about this album in the least. That's not really what they seem to be going for, but even so it pays to make your riffs more memorable.
The Verdict: Nagged To Death may not be the most exciting release you hear this week, but what it lacks in innovation it makes up for in vitality and true grit. When those pounding toms kick in on "Rainbow Children," you'll know why you came.
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- Review by FlightOfIcarus
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