Preaching Venom
Style: Death Metal
Release date: October 26th 2009

It’s not everyday I get the chance to review a death metal band from the Middle East... but... ladies and gentlemen... let me introduce you to NERVECELL. Formed in 2000 in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and this album called ‘Preaching Venom’ is their debut full-length album if I’m correct?


We get 10 quite strong, fast paced tracks peppered with a lot of groove, guitar squeals and melody. We get crunchy yet fast riffs that will crush your skull in... even though ‘Preaching Venom’ do need a few spins to really sink in.


Well... the CD opens with a short intro but suddenly the burst into the very strong “Vicious Circle of Bloodshed” that contains guitar runs that reminds me of the mighty VADER. NERVECELL continues to surprise me with “Flesh & Memories”... a track that really shows their potential. They mix death metal with thrash metal to perfection on this track... believe me.


The quite brutal “For Every Victim Fallen”... the crunchy and very thrashy “Haute Monde Façade”... the very catchy (if you can use the word “catchy” in this genre) “Demean” are also tracks that are worth mentioning on a quite strong release.


The production is crunchy yet crystal clear and suits the songs great... so there are no excuses not to check this album and band out now.

01. As They Reign & Slither
02. Vicious Circle of Bloodshed
03. Flesh & Memories
04. For Every Victim Fallen
05. Beyond Our Sins
06. Haute Monde Facade
07. Ratios
08. Demean
09. Vastlands of Abomination
10. Existence Ceased
Label: Lifeforce Records
Distribution: Target (Denmark)
Artwork rating: 69/100
Reviewed by: Peter Laursen
Date: September 6th 2008