Nestrena are a band from Sweden that plays a blackened form of death metal and this is a review of their 2020 ep "Pitiful Cycles of Death" which was released by Nailed Nazarene Industries.
A very fast, heavy and brutal sound starts off the ep along with a great amount of blast beats while all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them. Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in a lot of the guitar riffing and the vocals are mostly death metal growls.
Elements of black metal can also be heard quite a lot throughout the recording while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. At times the growls also get very guttural sounding along with a brief use of atmospheric sounds as well as the solos and leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style when they are utilized and they also demonstrate a great amount of talent and skill.
Nestrena plays a style of blackened death metal that is very heavily influenced by both the old school and modern eras of the genre. The production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover death themes.
In my opinion Nestrena are a very great sounding blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "She is All". 8 out of 10.
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