The Beast Of Nod are a band from Boston, Massachusetts that plays a very progressive form of death metal and this is a review of their self released 2016 ep "Arrival".
A very heavy and technical sound starts off the ep along with some progressive structures and after awhile it mixes in with the brutal style that also utilizes a great amount of blast beats which come out when the music speeds up and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When vocals are used in the music they are mostly death metal growls along with a few high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the guitar solos and leads also bring in more of a technical melodic style when they are utilized and the music also brings in a great amount of modern elements while old school influences are still present in t he songs.
The Beast Of Nod plays a style of death metal that takes the brutal, technical and progressive parts of t he more modern style and mixes it with the old school style of the genre to create a very heavy yet diverse recording, the production sound s very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover a comic book universe of their own along with soem scientific facts.
In my opinion The Beast Of Nod are a very great sounding technical death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cephalopd Of Doom" and "Ascension". 8 out of 10.