NACOM – Crawling Human Souls (CD)
Italian sextet, Nacom has just released its debut CD, “Crawling Human Souls”, and it is one heck of a listen, after you’ve listened to it several times. Nacom’s progressive influenced death metal is no easy listen, but they get very creative musically and vocally on this ten song CD.
First of, their musicianship is solid and very tight as all six members cohesively come together on every song here, showing how well they can execute their playing as a band. One noteworthy point about Nacom is that they do not follow any extreme metal norms of songwriting as their song structures and playing is quite unorthodox, meaning, they’ve come up with their own formula for writing some memorable tunes.
The biggest musical and vocal influences I noticed on this album were from Nocturnus’ “The Key” and Theory In Practice, though not as technical as the latter. However, with future releases and more songwriting and composing experience, Nacom is bound to become a band that’ll stand side by side with the likes of Nocturnus and Pestilence (“Testimony Of The Ancients”). It is the atmosphere created by the synthesizer and the deep growls to the low raspy vocals, which also give this band a unique vibe. Their guitar work is just as interesting with it multilayered rhythms, riffs, and goes really good with a crushing rhythm section.
However, “Crawling Human Souls” is a strong and promising effort from this young Italian band as they’ve lot of future potential to destroy stages around the globe. [Worm Hole Death] Sarjoo Devani