Nothing is Real Returns to CDP

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
Label: Independent
Location: Los Angeles, California, United States
Length: 1:03:02
Price: $6.66 Compact Disc, $3.33 Digital, $29 Vinyl (Pre-order)

Listen to and order the album or follow Nothing is Real below:

A Message From The Artist

Like someone ranting on a street corner, The End Is Near preaches the end of days and welcomes it with fervor. Nothing grows continuously and all things must die. This album is an acceptance of this fact and the fact that humanity’s current course cannot be sustained, and most likely not repaired either. This album is about accepting our true nature and accepting that all things must come to an end. And the only ones who will be saved amidst this glorious and hellish rapture will be the ones who realize.

Two massive drummers behind the kit, disturbing synth drone sections run through a loud amp, live recording sessions at ear splitting volumes, from prog to black and doom, this album seeks to encapsulate THE END in all of its glory and bring the true believers to rapture.

Nothing is real

Tracklist

  1. THE (Intro) (3:45)
  2. THE (Pt. 1) (7:54)
  3. THE (Interlude) (01:02)
  4. THE (Pt. 2) (08:04)
  5. END (Intro) (03:24)
  6. END (10:29)
  7. IS (Intro) (3:21)
  8. IS (08:44)
  9. NEAR (Intro) (03:29)
  10. NEAR (Pt. 1) (05:07)
  11. NEAR (Pt. 2) (07:11)

Album Credits

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.

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