NO LOVE LOST
ALBUM JUNGLE RELEASE: OCTOBER
18, 2004 REVIEW: NOVEMBER 12, 2004
One thing you can know for certain
these days is that anything coming
from the Nephilim/Nefilim camp is
going to be a certain style: metal.
NFD are a relatively new act comprised
of ex-Nefilim and ex-Fields of the
Nephilim members. The selling point
seems to be that Tony Pettitt (the
Nephilim's former bassist) is involved.
The other fellows in this act are
not exactly well known. Almost everyone
is connected to The Nefilim in some
way or another. Incestuous, to be
Does their work stand up on it's own,
away from Carl McCoy? Does it matter
at all? There are no surprises left
from this camp anymore. We all know
what they are going to sound like
even when other members are no longer
The vocals sound like Carl at his
angriest (circa the Nefilim's "Zoon"
album). The drums are pretty standard
rock format with some flourishes invoking
The Nefilim. The guitars are again
from the same period and the bass
is pure Nephilim. The one shining
light in all of this is Peter Yates'
involvement on guitar for a few of
the songs. His abilities lift NFD
out of the morass they are surely
Production values on this album could
have been better. The songs all suffer
from too much low end mixing and not
enough mid range input. This results
in a murky record which if one listens
has some interesting approaches buried
within the sound field and utterly
crushed beneath the smoldering riffs.
Still, there's always the new album
Carl is rumoured to be "working
on" to lift the bar. Oh wait,
no there isn't. Next, please.