Support Local Journalism. Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club.

Nunslaughter 

Hex (Hell's Headbangers)

1016680.0.jpeg
After 20 years of blood-soaked blasphemy, you'd think God would have hurled a lightning bolt at Nunslaughter by now, especially after dropping releases like Tasting the Blood of Your Savior. But here the death-metal band is, unrepentant and ready to thrash Christ one more time.

Hex is roughly the band's 666th release. The group manages to be prolific by spending little time on mixing. Of course, the basement sound quality only enhances the album's dungeon ambience.

Bassist Don of the Dead also sings. As far as death metal's Cookie Monster vocals go, his growl is palatable. He annunciates his lyrics, making it clear what kind of unholy mischief he's up to. Then again, with song titles like "I Hate Christians," intelligible lyrics aren't necessary.

Even more welcome is the lack of guitar wankery. The band's flayed punk backbone means it's not the same old death. From content to style, it's more hardcore.

We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Cleveland Scene. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Cleveland Scene, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at news@clevescene.com.

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club


Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.


Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.


Join the Cleveland Scene Press Club for as little as $5 a month.

Speaking of CD Review

More by D.X. Ferris

Read the Digital Print Issue

December 1, 2021

View more issues

Most Popular

No recently-read stories.

Visit the archives…

Newsletters

Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Calendar

Staff Pick Events

  • Andrea Bocelli @ Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse

    • Thu., Dec. 2
  • Kellen Erskine @ Hilarities Comedy Club

    • Thu., Dec. 2
  • Louis C.K. @ Agora Theatre

    • Thu., Dec. 2

© 2021 Cleveland Scene: 737 Bolivar Rd., Suite 4100, Cleveland, OH 44115, (216) 505-8199
Logos and trademarks on this site are property of their respective owners.


Website powered by Foundation