Vocals: James Denton
Guitar: Kev Pearson
Guitar: Dan Thornton
Bass: Moat Lowe
Drums: Theo Harvey
1- A Crack In The Looking Glass
2- Age Of Sedation
3- Motionless In Obedience
5- Roll Up The Royalty
7- The Cycle Resets
8- Biometric Alchemy
9- The Guillotine Blade
A couple of months ago, only a select few knew of NSEHG. Toiling away in a secret location like a clan of mad scientists for the best part of a year, Age Of Sedation is the bastard creation of all their cruel experiments (no animals were harmed in the making of this album). Jokes aside, they’ve only been in the public eye for a reasonably short amount of time. In said time, they’ve already slayed Bloodstock and UK Tech Fest to name but a few, a few eyebrows may of been raised, but trust me. This is all justified.
The album itself is, for lack of a better word, crushing. On the surface of it, it’s just your run of the mill metalcore album, yet once you give it a chance, there’s a ton subtleties that’ll make the mouth water, and sets the aside from mediocrity. ‘Filth’ is the prime example of this, there’s a riff at the end that’ll screw you face up like sucking on a lemon, a good thing I assure you. The album is also catchy like a cold in winter, the melodic choruses will annoyingly stick in your head for days, be warned.
The 5 piece don’t fuck around this album, there’s no gimmicks, no fanfare, just balls to walls ferocity. Singer James Denton, sores with his melodies, then come crashing down like the Hindenburg with guttural malice, and the stringed tandem of Kev Pearson and Dan Thornton churn out riff after riff, like a musical insect queen and the furnace of the band, manned by Moat and Theo (who disgustingly is only 17) keep the wheels turning on this hulking goliath.
I’m honestly finding it hard to fault it, as its on an even keel with the likes of Born Of Osiris and Heart Of A Coward, and I’m not saying that lightly. I almost wanted to hate the band, considering all the hype, but alas, that wasn’t to be. It’ll be interesting to see how they follow Age Of Sedation with the dreaded 2nd album, but at least for the time being, the future looks very rosy indeed.
For fans of Born Of Osiris, Heart Of A Coward, After The Burial