Review Summary: Black metal will be everlasting.
There’s not a great deal to say about Tod Huetet Uebel’s newest offering so I’ll get straight to it; Nomen Nescio
is a pleasant display of primal ferocity, revelling in the very stereotypes that guide the blackened hands of many musicians to a triumph of Bandcamp released music. Regardless of the format to which Nomen Nescio
reaches their listener, their brand of black metal justifies its own existence, but fails to achieve more than the middling standards of quality music.
Largely, Tod Huetet Uebel live and breath in the dissonant revelries of blast beats, sinister atmospheres and shrieks aplenty. There’s not a lot here that sets Nomen Nescio
apart from a genre full of competitors, copycats and imitators - none of which would bat an eye at Tod Huetet Uebel’s caustic formula. No matter the level of heartfelt wailing shown by vocalist, Daniel C, his often imitation-style of Anaal Nathrakh shrieks and growls fail to promote a world full of cacophony-laced rage and mentally tormented pain. Despite this, a casual fan of the genre could find many points of value within Nomen Nescio
’s runtime. The doom-esque “Impotente de Infinito” which shifts it's rapturous tempo back and forth between sweltering riffs and chaotic blasts. And when you add that Daniel’s vocals somehow always dominate the track (and album’s) run-time, preventing any other element the time of day to shine given the middle some prevalence of its stereotypes there's not much your average listener can do but wait for the track to end.
As far as the 2020 accounts for extreme music goes, there’s undoubtedly a lot better just waiting in the wings for their time in the spotlight, but all things considered; there’s a lot worse listeners could be doing to open the year’s bleaker proclivities.