Immortal Unholy Triumph
(Mighty Music / WWIII Music)
If I wouldn't have been familiar with NEPHASTH yet, I would probably have expected a Black Metal band here. Logo, coverart and the album's title - everything completely leads you into a wrong direction. But even though this Brazilian fourpiece may have a quite blasphemous attitude, they can easily be added to the neverending list of brutal Death Metal hordes that are hailing from South America these days. KRISIUN, REBAELLIUN, ABHORRENCE and now NEPHASTH are basically all of the same kind, playing extremely fast and brutal Death Metal in its purest form. If you should own a copy of the "Brazilian Assault" compilation you will already have an idea what NEPHASTH is all about, as their "The Merciless Face Of Evil" demo (which was also available as a MCD) completely got featured on there. Nothing has really changed ever since - the band still plays the same intense kind of Death Metal, but in comparison with the aforementioned countrymen, still didn't manage to completely convince when it comes to the production side of things. Things could definitely improved in that direction. But all in all this is still a solid foundation for their future activities, so all worshippers of brutal Death Metal should make sure to give these guys their full attention from now on.
More NEPHASTH reviews:
Conceived By Inhuman Blood - by Frank Stöver
Immortal Unholy Triumph - by Edouard Vergriete