Nux Vomica are a band from Portland, Oregon that plays a mixture of sludge and crust with elements of black and death metal and this is a review of their self titled 2014 album which will be released by Relapse Records.
The album starts out with powerful sounding bass guitars, distortion and a dark atmosphere as well as a great amount of melody and after a few minutes the music goes into a heavier direction while also keeping around the clean parts which also leads up to some aggressive sounding crust/grind screams and after awhile the music gets a bit faster along with blast beats and black metal influences.
As time goes on by crust and death metal vocals are added into certain sections of the recording as well as some solos and leads and you can hear a good amount of melodic death metal elements in the music and in certain parts of the recording you can also hear traces of harsh noise and on the second track a small amount of acoustic guitars are brought into the recording and on the last track you can hear a small amount of spoken word samples being utilized.
Nux Vomica create a very original sound with this recording with their music being based more in the sludge and crust direction while also being influenced by melodic death and black metal as well as having small traces of harsh noise and they create a very dark and original sounding recording.
Song lyrics cover dark and depressive themes, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy, dark and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording as well as all 3 of the songs being very long epic in length.
In my opinion Nux Vomica are a very great sounding melodic sludge/grind band with traces of death and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Reeling". 8/5 out of 10.