Nakka is a female fronted death metal band from Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia, founded in 2003. Their facebook page mentions 'Chzekhoslovakian Oldschool Gringcore', which makes me even more confused about the whole but still I'm not going to give up on reviewing this. It shouldn't be very hard, right?
The album is filled with awesome riffs, surprising hooks and both modern and old school extreme metal from quite a high level. Regular alternations in tempo take care of the necessary variation while the band blasts out their morbid music with sheer brutality and intensity. Between the songs a number of, again inconceivable, vocal samples add some more obscurity to the whole.
Yet, I must say, I quite like this album. It brings back the feeling I had when I discovered brutal death metal and grindcore for the first time, about twenty years ago. Bands like Pig Destroyer, Nasum and Cannibal Corpse often come to mind while listening to the songs. Furthermore, it seems like that there's been a lot of fun in writing, recording and playing this material live.
So what to expect from Nakka? Well, grinding guitars, hammering drums and an a number of amazing growls from Luba's troath in perfect old school tradition. It's a great mix of all these elements and in a way I think Nakka surpasses a lot of death metal bands I've been reviewing for this album. The groove on this one is great and the imaginary moshpit is huge. Check it out, it'll be fun, I promise