Roel de Haan : ‘Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering’ is the debut album of the Finnish outfit Nephilim’s Howl. Nephilim’s Howl plays a rather untypical style of black metal. Residing somewhere in between Primordial and more traditional acts. This gives the music a strange effect. The vocals are semi-clean and require some adjustment from the listener especially since they’re not always perfectly on key. The relatively slow and long songs take their time to develop and Nephilim’s Howl employs just enough variation to prevent boredom, but could use some dynamics. The atmosphere is quite downtrodden and melancholy but is occasionally off-set by a more aggressive outburst. ‘Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering’ could use some trimming in the songs and the vocal style could be improvement, but Nephilim’s Howl are clearly a band with vision so I have high hopes for their future works. For now ‘Through The Marrow Of Human Suffering’ is enjoyable but not essential.