Nahemah

The Second Philosophy

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The perfect musical soundtrack to accompany entering a gothic church? Nahemah's third release overall, 2007's The Second Philosophy isn't quite that (at last check, heavy metal wasn't the chief musical listening preference of bishops worldwide), but it does contain some unmistakable symphonic elements. Vocalist Pablo Egido's growling technique is impeccable throughout and the rest of the lads bash out their epic-sounding metal with glee, with the sounds of strings added at just the precise moments for maximum dramatic effect. Problem is, there's an absolute boatload of similar sounding metal acts on the market circa 2007, and there's not a heck of a lot to differentiate Nahemah from say, oh, Opeth, for instance. If mammoth-sounding metal is your thing, this Second Philosophy may make sense, but it's not much different than the other aforementioned metallic philosophies that predated it.

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