Nahemah’s second full-length outing, appropriately titled The Second Philosophy, is a pretty good bridge-point between the band’s debut and their groundbreaking latest installment (if you exclude the first independent release) though it does seem to flounder a bit in the wake of transition. While the band, at this point, continued to produce progressive-laden death metal, they seemed hell-bent on maintaining a sense of originality. What this translates into is initially presented as a bit of a mess of genres lumped together; as a whole the album lacks the cohesion of A New Constellation and unfortunately suffers a bit because of that. Still, this album is admittedly a pretty significant grower and shouldn’t be judged too harshly until multiple listens are given. The band’s use of a saxophone in their compositions is a pretty refreshing spin on the progressive-death style, and surprisingly works quite well with Nahemah’s penchant for ambiance.