Straight from the void, a new manifestation of doom, gloom, and utter disgust has unfurled itself in the form of NEST: a two piece outfit whose compositions tower above the hollow shell of humanity as remorseless as the void from which they sprang.
released March 2, 2018
Recorded at Sneak Attack Studios in Lexington KY on June 9-11th
Mixed and Mastered by: Jason Groves
Artwork | Jan Robb
Sludgelord Records (SLR002)
Kyle Keener | Guitar
Corey Stringer | Drums/Vocals
"To be sucked in by a record upon first listen is an increasingly rare experience; as more and more records are released, and more sonic avenues explored, it can be harder for bands to record music that has that instant “wow!” factor, that feels novel and convincing from the first moment. Yet that’s what Nest have achieved with Metempsychosis. The duo have crafted an album of unremittingly bleak, soul-crushingly heavy blackened sludge that it’s hard not to be captivated by it from the moment you press play, letting the album run riot on your soul for its duration; but such is the strength of its corruption that the taint will linger long after the album has finished. Even in a world that has recently seen strong albums from bands like Primitive Man and Cult of Occult, this is pretty special." [The Sound Not The Word]
"To me, NEST is a whole different breed then most of the genuine sludge I've ever come across. Metempsychosis is a thunderous, angry, depressive, and emotional journey expressed through the most dire way possible." [Direnotes]
"Metempsychosis is a sonic thrillride through a blackened doom hellscape. Nest pushes against the boundaries of sanity again and again before drawing back in cycles of tension and release. Wild and unpredictable changes in tempo and intensity mixed with experimental elements and crushing riffs makes for a compelling listen. Kyle Keener's raging guitar crashes in suffocating waves of distortion while Corey Stringer's vocals purge deep wells of agony. The result is both heavy and dynamic for a fierce and creative release."
[WRFL Lexington Matt Gibson ]
“Metempsychosis is an awesome offering from Nest that demonstrates their startling power and a terrifying amount of potential for the future." [The Burning Beard]