Black Shape Of Nexus are a band from Germany that has been featured before in this zine and plays drone/doom metal with a touch of crust, sludge and black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Carrier" which will be released in March by Exile On Mainstream.
Drones and soundscapes start off the album before going into a very dark, heavy and melodic doom metal direction and after awhile sludge style growling vocals along with some screams make their presence known on the recording and clean playing can also be heard in some parts of the songs and it gives the music more of a progressive feeling.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the music also gets very experimental at times while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly and some songs also bring in a touch of ambient and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats can be heard along with some elements of crust and black metal and when guitar solos and leads are used briefly they bring in even more of stoner doom metal style to the bands musical style and they close the album with a cover of Hellhammer's "Triumph Of Death" .
Black Shape Of Nexus creates another very dark and heavy sounding recording that remains true to t he drone, sludge and doom metal style of previous recordings while also getting a lot more experimental this time around, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Black Shape of Nexus and if you are a fan of this band you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Lift Yourself" and "Facepunch Transport layer". 8 out of 10.