Rating:
9.5
Nervecell - Psychogenocide
31 March 2011


01. Anemic Assurgency
02. Upon An Epidemic Scheme
03. All Eyes On Them
04. Amok Doctrine
05. Psychogenocide
06. Imprint
07. شنق - Shunq (To The Despaired... King Of Darkness) [feat. Karl Sanders]
08. The Taste Of Betrayal
09. Driven By Nescience
10. Nation's Plague


I still remember the day when I first saw Nervecell's video "Human Chaos" on TV, six years ago, they really pissed me off! I couldn't stand their music, it was too noisy for me, and I hated the fact that they were Arabs doing metal, I just couldn't accept that, why!? Mmmmm because I was too stupid, thinking like that.

Psychogenocide is Nervecell's second full length album, including ten tracks, two of them are instrumental such as the intro of the album "Anemic Assurgency" in which they used an "Oud," a transitional oriental instrument; I think it was the best way to start this album. The other track is "The Taste Of Betrayal," a cool slow relaxing track. For all who enjoyed Preaching Venom, their debut, I am happy to tell you that Nervecell did even a greater album this time: they didn't change their own unique style, but they've matured a lot musically. The whole album is rich with kickass riffs, a few oriental ones, and all the tracks are basically more technical, brutal, deathy, and thrashy, with deeper growls, and very impressive drumming work made by their session member David Haley (of Psycroptic).

The first thing that can be noted about the album is that the song "Shunq (To The Despaired ...King Of Darkness)" stands out as one of the best epic masterpieces of the album. With a mix of Arabic and English lyrics, it features Karl Sanders (of Nile) the god of mixing Egyptian themes with metal. It should be an epic song right!? Right!? Karl Sanders + Nervecell + Arabic\English lyrics = WIN.

Overall Psychogenocide is definitely one of the strongest death metal albums this year, and clearly one of the best albums and stand outs from the Middle-East in 2011.

Performance: 10
Songwriting: 9
Originality: 9
Production: 10


Band profile: Nervecell
Album: Psychogenocide


 


written by JD | 17.07.2011


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Guib - 17.07.2011 at 16:45  
Nice Review buddy ! I sure am going to listen to this
InnerSelf - 18.07.2011 at 00:50  
Cool review JD
I still haven't listened to it thoroughly but will do that very soon
Pennywise213 - 18.07.2011 at 01:37  
Great review mate, Shunq is the best track on the album, write more reviews.
JD - 18.07.2011 at 22:32  
Thanks guys, I'm glad that someone read it

It's my first review btw.
A.Ghosheh - 10.05.2012 at 00:31  
great album indeed.... Y U NO do more reviews ? this is good
JD - 10.05.2012 at 00:42  
Written by A.Ghosheh on 10.05.2012 at 00:31

great album indeed.... Y U NO do more reviews ? this is good

Thanks and maybe I will

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