Artist: Nothing is Real
Album: The End is Near
Release Date: 31/10/2022
Genres: Doom, psychedelic, black metal, sludge metal, progressive metal
Formats: Compact Disc, Digital, Vinyl
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Price: $6.66 Compact Disc, $3.33 Digital, $29 Vinyl (Pre-order)
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- THE (Intro) (3:45)
- THE (Pt. 1) (7:54)
- THE (Interlude) (01:02)
- THE (Pt. 2) (08:04)
- END (Intro) (03:24)
- END (10:29)
- IS (Intro) (3:21)
- IS (08:44)
- NEAR (Intro) (03:29)
- NEAR (Pt. 1) (05:07)
- NEAR (Pt. 2) (07:11)
Nothing Is Real – Guitar, bass, synth, vocals
Jeremy Lauria – Drums
Jared Moran – Drums
Mastered by Will Killingsworth at Dead Air Studios
Mixed by Nothing is Real
Artwork by Helen Tretyakova
More About the Album
Nicholas Turner returns with yet another genre blurring, boundary pushing offering with his latest opus, The End Is Near.
What makes this particular album unique is the addition of not one but two drummers, with Jeremy Lauria and Jared Moran both on the kit. Adding to this already monstrous level of sound are thick and powerful synth elements that are sewn into the fabric of the album.
As always, the album combines a wide range of elements, tying together everything from black and doom metal, to sludge, psych and prog metal. These varied styles are woven together seamlessly in complex arrangements, slowly evolving, and unfolding right before the listener’s ears.
As can be expected from NIR you’ll find complex song writing, unusual time signatures and wild unpredictable riffage. Moments of psyched out airy instrumentalism give way to harsh and heavy segments without warning in surprisingly smooth transitions.
While every artist hopes to be able to say this about their work, this may be NIR’s masterpiece. The sound is immense, the music complex and there is zero filler to be found. Whether you’re a long-time fan of the project or a newcomer, there’s plenty here to love.