ASSORTED NAILS – Kana Rengashaarniskassa EP + Zoophisticated EP
I’ve been following this band since its formation and I have to say I’m a fan! They embody two things I like… cool music and fun! They don’t take themselves too seriously; they are an extreme metal band and yet what do you know? They don’t claim to be bad ass dudes doing evil things all day long, but they show how much they love and enjoy what they are doing. So, ASSORTED NAILS stands for the fun side of death metal. That being said doesn’t mean, though, that their music is silly or “light”… On the contrary this German quintet delivers top notch old school death metal with fast tempos and a solid rhythm section that is accompanied by tight and heavy guitars and a singer who spews fun lyrics in such a way that they end up sounding full of hatred and animosity.
ASSORTED NAILS is a really special band that knows how to build a heavy death metal tune and lead you to relentless head banging. It’s a shame that because of every day difficulties it took them quite a few years to release a new work, but they make things up by including here two EPs, “Kana Rengashaarniskassa” which was first released in 2014 and “Zoophisticated” which saw the light of day in 2016. Now, the two EPs have a similar sound and not many differences, but if I had to say something then it’d be that “Kana Rengashaarniskassa” is a tad heavier and more extreme that “Zoophisticated”; its songs are a bit darker and to be honest more to my liking. Once again guys: You NAILED it!!! \m/