But how about Serbia?
Well, I have no idea about the metal scene in the ex-Yugoslavia territories. Once in a while an interesting band finds the way to my inbox and I must say, I'm often quite surprised about what these bands come up with. Nadimac is such a band. Formed in 2003, Nadimac had the sole intention to play a fast and aggressive kind of music. It never mattered how the music can be classified. It's fast and intense and it's all about the tough life in a certain underappreciated class of human civilization.
With vocals in Serbian, it's not easy to break through and gain popularity outside of their region but that doesn't seem to matter for these guys. They recorded numerous e.p.'s, demos, splits and songs for compilations and played all over the Southeast of Europe. 'Manifest Protiv Sudbine' is their fourth official full-length, loaded with furious, extreme music. What they do, might not be very original but the way they do it, is amazing.
Maybe it's safe to say that Nadimac blends thrash, punk, hardcore, death metal, speed metal and grindcore together, resulting in thirteen furious songs (and an intro), reminding me of bands like (old) Sepultura, Tankard, Anthrax and Dead Kennedys, to name a few. Most of the songs follow a similar path: ultra fast riffs, pounding drums and pissed-off vocals (and often some death growls). There's little to no place for melody or atmospheric passages. No, these guys are just out to create havoc and play in front of immense pogo-pits.
I'm not going over the songs individually with this album. Mainly because all the songs are quite similar, which doesn't mean that there's no variation whatsoever on this album. There is little variation, I admit, but these guys know how to write a decent punk rock song and turn it into a death/thrash crossover track. That being said, these are also some very talented and/or experienced musicians with a flair for speed and brutality.
So if you like fast music once in a while and you're in for any of the genres I mentioned somewhere in this review, this could really be your cup of tea. However, most of all I think this is a band that's best to be enjoyed live, either moshing until the bones in your body (or someone else's) shatter or waking up and doing everything in your power to make this world a better place. The choice is yours...