Nevel is a black metal duo that rammed their debut against our eardrums with Leven (nice anagram). The duo from Holland spread their aggression and frustrations on a forty-five-minute track. This one track cd is filled with a variation of emotional tensions. Nevel throats like a pig standing in front of its butcher when it faces death with its appalling fears. The screeching and howling is supported by interesting sharp black metal riffs complemented by sinister keys, making the music very atmospheric.
Taking gas back without losing the listeners interest is also no problem for Nevel. The quieter pieces give the CD an extra dimension. On the second half of the release we were dragged into a dark ambient session with a cynical character. There is no lack of experiment, the psychedelic and electronic effects which were used, do work like microscopic black holes that split the brain cells into bizarre worlds. The fusion of tuba, trumpet and trombone with this black sliver of destruction creates conflicting sounds that nevertheless find coherence in the concept. The Hungarian black metal band Sear Bliss even has a patent for that, having a band member who only plays trombone. In terms of screeching and atmosphere Nevel is moving in the direction of the Norwegian cult black metal band Mactätus, which was active in the late nineties.
Screaming, scraps of noise, organ-like keys, cutting guitars and drones, all got mixed in the story of Leven. Nevel hits the spotlight with their first pitch. In terms of content, Leven has a lot to offer, therefore it requires several listening sessions to grasp the way and purpose of this release. We've been chained to this exciting black metal CD for a while. Life has no meaning, but Leven gives meaning to life. This is a bomber.