Hailing from the local Emmental region, NIHILO are without a doubt one of the most persistent Swiss underground metal bands out there. For a little over ten years now, the band have been a constant and continuous source of heavy tunes, with an impressive palmarès of six releases: three EPs, one single, and now the second full length album. This catalogue doesn’t only underline the creativity, but also the versatility of the band, as well as a certain «old-schoolness» by the fact that the last three releases were all on vinyl (plus digital download).
The ten years of band history are marked with several highlights, be it an Ireland tour with OVEROTH, a slot at unforgotten Mountains of Death festival in 2010, shows in The Netherlands with FUNERAL WHORE, a video shoot with a little more than 50 zombies (NIHILO – Infected – it’s on YouTube!), or the addition to Swiss label SUBVERSIV RECORDS in 2012.
«Dum Spiro Spero» is the sixth installment of NIHILOs creative output, and clearly the darkest one to date. The lyrical themes range from wars and manslaughter to zombiesque criticism of the society we know today («We’re all infected»). The lyrics stand as a framework for their unmistakable and trademark Death Metal, with a big side serving of Doom and Grind. The full album was recorded live at Hidden Stash Studios in Bern, Switzerland, and deliver an authentic and unfiltered display of who NIHILO really are: One of the most promising, dedicated and authentic Underground metal bands we’ve ever come across. Be sure to check out the 20+ minute title track and everything around it. This package is a real winner.
1) Intro – 2) On The Brink – 3) Infected –
4) Last Man Standing – 5) Risen From The Ashes –
6) Death Swamp – 7) Homicidal Pleasures – 8) Lethargy –
9) Shields of Justice – 10) Dum Spiro Spero