Nails - Unsilent Death
On this sophomore release, Nails kick out the jams with slabs of short grind. "Unsilent Death" burns through ten songs in about 13 minutes, which gives their mayhem an old school feel. But Nails are their own beast, and spew some hot riffs and angry if brief solos.
Since it is so short, it is hard to pick any tracks that stand out; it can be listened to as one long song, almost, with little bursts of crust like "Your God," "Scapegoat," and "Scum Will Rise" popping up out of the whirlwind. The lyrics take on the usual-and tired-suspects, but do you really listen to grindcore for the words? You want to be pummeled, and Nails obliges. The final track, the three and a half minute "Depths," seems like an epic in comparison to the other tracks, as the band stretches out a bit and lets some killer riffs linger. These songs are not slow to anger-they come out of the gate purely lethal.
"Unsilent Death" is quick but memorable, with a nod to the early days of thrash and a refreshing take on some familiar themes. Nails deliver the goods confidently and will plenty of bile.
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