NAMELESS ONE – Thousand Memories And Nameless Sword (CD)
Japan has always had a booming heavy metal scene, and along with this scene, numerous death and thrash metal bands have also popped up. Nameless One is one of these bands, and they’re nothing out of the ordinary as their music is more along the lines of early In Flames, Scar Symmetry, Megadeth and even little bit of Iron Maiden.
However, I do like the fact that these guys are not afraid to play a melodic style of death metal with heavy metal influences within their lead and rhythm guitars, which makes for an interesting listen due to its dynamic changes. The musicianship here is complex to a certain extent, which is really good, as it amplifies the band’s overall power within their songs. The quality of their playing is really good because it makes Nameless One sound very professional in the delivery of their songs on this six-song ep.
My only complaint here is that they sing in their native Japanese language, so it’s hard to follow along, but if this is not an issue, then you’ll be pleased with their heaviness and intricately written guitar melodies. This is death metal done the Japanese way, but their music makes up for their native tongue lyrics.
Highly recommended for fans of Scar Symmetry, early, early In Flames, Soilwork and even Iron Maiden. [Self-Financed] Sarjoo Devani