Profile: Nihilistic Doom Duo Nest

Nest
Nest

We recently had the pleasure of premiering Metempsychosis, the debut full length from Kentucky’s Nest and if for some reason you still don’t own a copy of this nihilistic and nasty doom album, go here and check it out for yourself. This is one that simply must be experienced to be believed. On the heels of Metempsychosis‘ release date we had the chance to ask Corey Stringer (drums, vocals) and Kyle Keener (guitars, noise) our set of Profile questions to get a deeper understanding of Nest. Head inside to see what they had to say and be sure to grab your own copy from the links contained within.

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Initial Descent: February 25 – March 3, 2018

slugdge
Slugdge

Crossing the threshold of March and this dumpster fire we’re living in just burns hotter and hotter with each new day it seems. Of course each of us can choose how we handle it but it’s infinitely difficult to crawl into a hole and just be. So, we turn to music for an escape. I’ve been doing it for eons and without it…well…I’d surely go insane. Another week and another long list of metal to keep the insanity at bay, thankfully. Kicking things off in grand fashion is Slugdge, the UK’s answer to some of the best progressive death metal you’re likely to hear in the foreseeable future on Esoteric Malacology and somehow this is even better than their last. Next up is Kentucky’s nihilistic and downright vicious doom duo Nest with their debut Metempsychosis. Moving right along with more soul crushing doom is Sixes on their debut Methistopheles and rounding out the opening slots is Oceans of Slumber who do the opposite of crush your soul and instead invite you to search it on their progressive and intriguing The Banished Heart. Just those four alone offer shelter from the raging fires around us but there’s so much more to explore this week and just in time for the weekend. Score. Dive in and enjoy. Continue reading

Album Premiere: Nest – “Metempsychosis”

Nest - Metempsychosis

When the first lyric on an album is “suicide,” the term nihilistic has truly found its place. And even more so when the music surrounding it is a heap of distorted and downright nasty doom metal. Such is the case with Kentucky’s Nest on their debut full length Metempsychosis. The album is nine tracks of hopelessness, despair and total contempt for the world as we know it. And unlike most doom albums, the entire runtime here is 30 minutes and some change — lean and mean for this genre. Simply put, it makes its point quickly but sticks with you long after the last note rings out. Metempsychosis will be out tomorrow via Sludgelord Records but today we have the pleasure of premiering it in full for your listening enjoyment.  Continue reading