Nescient – Nescient (EP Review)

Nescient are relatively new in the scene, forming on the Gold Coast in 2011. They have been busy creating their own sound in the wide Australian metal scene, with an eclectic mix of tracks in their debut self titled released in 2014.

I’m not sure about this EP, I’ve listened to it quite a few times and am still not 100% taken with it.

Technically there is nothing wrong with it but I just feel that something is not right with it. The vocals seem too heavy for the music or vice versa the music isn’t heavy enough. Hearing the band play live like at last year’s awesome event Metal United Down Under I’m guessing would be a different beast altogether.

Leading off the EP is the song Blessed Bastard opening up with a lead guitar solo and drum and bass boogie into the main part of the song. Musically Nescient are technically proficient at what they have produced but again, personally I’m unsure.

O.C.D.C.O.D follows, this song is faster and more thrashy and fits the vocals better, the drums are a standout on this track with solid double kick drums.

The songs do get heavier and a little sludgier as highlighted in Side-Grinder – also in the use of harmonics and effects.

Nescient’s self-titled release is a decent enough heavy metal EP and I’m sure the band are going to prove themselves as a force to be reckoned with in the future…\m/

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Release Year: 2014
Label: self-released
Category: EP
Country: Australia

Reviewed by Adrian ‘Dren’ Barham