Bury My Innocence – CD // DD
Argonauta Records – Released March 20, 2017
Reviewed by Ric “Suisyko” Dorr
Born in 2008. Hometown – Florence, Italy. Band members listed as FRANCE – GABO – LORE
GENRE – Post Metal / Sludge / Noise / Psychedelic / Doom
A band that says they hate turning down the volume, hates genres and hates biographies; so we can throw those topics out the window then with this review.
“Bury My Innocence” appears to be the fourth release from NUDIST, beginning with the 2010 “S/T” release, followed by 2014’s “Appetizer For Monsters” and 2015’s “See The Light Beyond The Spiral” bringing us to now.
Five songs included and NUDIST seems to get more brutal with each release, this being no exception. ‘Strengthless’ and the title track ‘Bury My Innocence’ are both full speed, full attitude shredders the like of which NUDIST has made their standard and these are gems of just that ferocity, wherein ‘Bloody Waters’ brings a slower if not more even-handed back-beat that is as heavy as ever, but gives this track an almost MUDVAYNE/HELL YEAH sort of taste and feel and is a welcome new flavor for these guys. ‘Dead Leaves’ rips it up out of the gate at full gallop before stopping it up a minute and a half in with a grinding staggered beat that is almost dizzying until kicking back into the ultra-heavy slamming again that rolls right into the guitar chords that follow every beat out of until the last lingering chord drops off into the slow fade in of ‘Drift’ that carries on for over the first minute before the drum line strikes up the pace and then the bass begins it’s thundering and lumbering until that vocal growl takes its place in this closer that serves and the perfect wrap-up to this 26 minute offering that has just been released. This band deserves to be experienced LIVE to get the full effect. Do yourself a favor and buy the record, go see and support live and share this one with anybody you know that may dig it as much as we do!!