Released: 2012, Metalbolic Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Suffering is the Seed, the new album from Colombian death/black metallers Nepente and is a digital release on MetalHit.com.
The band were founded in Manizales (Colombia) in 2002 by José Fernando Ospina (Vocals), Mauricio Aristizábal (Drums), Wilmar Correa (Bass), Esteban Daza (Guitar) and Juan Pablo Buitrago (Guitar). The band played their first shows with some of the most important bands in the colombian metal escene in that moment like Masacre, Luciferian, Twilight Glimmer, and so on. In 2005 Recording of the Mcd ASCENSION in EL PEZ Studios in Medellín (Colombia). 2006 The band concentrates in the writing of the songs for their first album and get the contact to get in two compilation cds of the labels METALBOLIC RECORDS and METAL WAR PRODUCTIONS in the United States. 2007 Nepente opened the show of the norwegian band Ancient in Pereira city and played some headlining shows in other Colombian's cities. Later in that year get a contract for their first album with the american metal label METALBOLIC RECORDS. 2008 METALBOLIC RECORDS releases the album ATONEMENTS, mixed and mastered by Jean Francois Dagenais (KATAKLYSM guitarist and producer of cds of KATAKLYSM, MALEVOLENT CREATION, EX DEO, and other bands) in his J.F.D. Studios in Canada.
Nepente opened the show of the greek Black Metal band ROTTING CHRIST in their home town Manizales. 2009 The band had their first international tour in Ecuador and Perú and get the opportunity to open the show of the american metal legend OMEN in Lima (Perú). Later the band makes their first official video clip of the song PROCESSION. Guitarrist Juan Pablo Buitrago left the band. in 2010 Nepente play with the big Brazilian death metal band KRISIUN in their Colombian tour. Guitarrist Pablo Vasquez joins the band. In 2011 the band continued in the writing process of their forth coming album and plays a show with the influential black metal band INQUISITION. In 2012 the ban enters in Ethylic Studios to record their next album later the album is mixed and mastered in the famous polish studios HERTZ RECORDING STUDIO the band is looking for a label to the album that will be called "Suffering is the Seed"
Just from their bio you can see how hard these guys have worked to get to where they are now & yet their sound just seems to get stronger and stronger with no sign on them backing down!
The album certainly starts off with an impressive kick, filled with aggressive riffs and screams starting off with the typical death metal sounds, before varying off to Black Metal style vocals, which I definitely preferred.
The album was mixed and mastered at Poland's Hertz Recording Studio (VADER, HATE, BEHEMOTH, DECAPITATED, etc) so it’s no wonder these guys stand out and aren’t lost with so many other Death/Metal bands that seem to release the same stuff over and over again.
This was one album I personally really enjoyed and I loved the insanity and aggression of every track, which ended just as it started with no breaks inbetween!
I hope the band manage to get this out on CD as this is one album many metallers would love, esp those who like their Death Brual with elements of Black Metal and these guys deserve much more recognition, so I hope they are signed soon!
The band would like to state that they are currently seeking a record label to release CD and vinyl versions of Suffering is the Seed, so interested parties should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Review by Jo Blackened