Nima : This Japanese band was born in 2011 and has released two albums via the small underground label Black-Listed Productions. The German STF-Records noticed the band and has recently re-released both albums, 'Creation Of The World' (2014) and 'The Fall' (2017).
On the debut, 'Creation Of The World', the band came with old-school, strongly eighties- and US-inspired thrash, which, despite the lack of originality, made a good and strong impression. On 'The Fall' they use more or less the same formula and come with traditional US thrash a la Metallica, Megadeth, Slayer, Forbidden, Vio-Lence and co.. However, this time the gentlemen come with a slightly heavier and more modern approach, which makes the album less appealing to me and less convincing than the debut. The more brutal vocals also sound a bit too modern for me and more than that they defiantly go at the cost of the power. The whole is simply much less spontaneous and less sincere so that the songs don’t really catch on and can’t really hold the attention. Especially during the slower songs like 'Pas My Face' and 'Secret Thunder' (listened too much to Metallica's 'Black Album'?) Or 'Eyes All Around' (in my opinion a failed attempt to approach the atmosphere of Slayer's 'Seasons In The Abyss') the whole collapse quite a lot. All in all 'The Fall' is certainly not a bad album, but can’t match its strong predecessor.