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Nothnegal - Antidote Of Realism [EP]

8.3 | 4 votes |
Release date: March 2009
Style: Death metal, Black metal


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01. Antidote Of Realism
02. Web Of Deceit
03. Temptress Of Shadows
04. Now I've Waken

Additional info
Extreme Power metal
Recorded: Shell Studio/Finnvox Studios, Finland 2008-2009
Total Running Time: 14:56

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Before this EP I honestly didn't have any knowledge about the Maldivian metal scene, let alone the existence of metal bands on the Maldives (a small group of islands in the Indian Ocean). But after sitting through this "Antidote Of Realism" EP, I can tell you they sure know how to rock around there.

Nothnegal is a young band, founded somewhere in 2006, starting out at first as an Arch Enemy and Children Of Bodom cover band (the influences of the latter are still fairly remarkable in the contemporary sound). After a while the band added a keyboardist to their ranks and started composing their own material, heavily inspired of the Finnish masters of the Extreme Power metal genre, such as Kalmah and Eternal Tears Of Sorrow. And that prototypical Finnish sound is also vividly represented on this nice four song EP as Eternal Tears Of Sorrow's Risto Ruuth is doing a guitar solo on "Web of Deceit", while keyboard player Marco Sneck from Kalmah-fame is making a guest appearance on the EP's title track (in the meantime, Sneck joined the band as full-time member, along with current Dååth drummer Kevin Talley behind the kit). Pretty impressive line up additions for such a young and unknown band, if you ask me.

published 10.02.2009 | Comments (1)

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