Manufacturer: Personal Records
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Formed in May 2021, NULLIFICATION's brand of death metal is sure to bring destructive breakneck music to old-school listeners with their exciting debut album. Founded by Jayson Gonzales in his hometown of Bay, Laguna, Philippines, he initially wrote the materials for the album before he was later joined by Andrei Alemania on drums, Rozel Leaño on vocals and bass, and Jonathan Miranda on lead guitars — all current members of Desolator (Philippines) and Formless Oedon. The band finished writing, recording, and production of their debut album in June of the same year.
After its ominous intro, immediately upon pressing "play" to Kingdoms to Hovel, the listener will be transported back to glorious times — ancient days done with ancient ways. NULLIFICATION's attack is pure and true Metal of Death brewed in the cauldron of olde, with their foremost influences of Mercyless, Benediction, Demolition Hammer, Ripping Corpse, Morbid Angel, early Cynic, and Asphyx ringing loud and clear. However, the quartet are no mere plagiarists, and proudly contribute to this hallowed lineage with righteously ripping songwriting that's straightforward and fucking EVIL and a possessed & poisoned style of execution that literally sounds DANGEROUS. Everything comes at you at once, and there's NO ESCAPE. Sealing the coffin is the devastating production: palpably physical, and the perfect balance between clear 'n' cutting and raw 'n' bloody.
Mark our words: one will not find a death metal record in 2022 that sounds as authentically 1992 as NULLIFICATION's Kingdoms to Hovel.