Nox - Ixaxaar Review
by Mike Rapin
If you've ever heard a blast beat live, you should understand where I'm coming from when I say that if you can feel that pulsating pound of a blast beat from a recorded album alongside the mixing slew of screams and sheer speed that is the guitar you've found yourself a good metal album. Nox's Ixaxaar is sheer f***ing chaos held within one compact disc.
As should be expected, blast beats are thrown around like a $5 whore who only paid her pimp $2.50. And don't get me started on the mind-blowing guitar riffs played throughout. It's like these guys have machine hands*. But it's not like the music is mashed together into some kind of mess of noise and screams---oh no!---thing are are well put together. It's strange how so much music can come together in such an unruly tide of sound. Things are insane. Non-stop. As I said, sheer f***ing chaos.
After a real listen you start to shake your head as you hear each intricate part of every song as it enfolds itself through your ear and into your eardrum. That short passage makes things happen. Now, you have to imagine it if you don't have the album to your ears, obviously, so what you should do is take a shot of morphine to your jugular (make sure not to kill yourself) and then take a hammer and pound the hell out of one of your ears. And do that for about seven to ten minutes. Following, you'll need to find yourself a copy of Ixxaxaar. Upon hearing the music, you will be magically saved from all pain, but only for a moment. It's right after you are saved from all the pain that you will need to be rushed to the hospital and be taken care of because you probably have some kind of real damage to your skull and/or brain at this time. But what you have to realize is that for that moment of pain-free bliss Nox made it happen, and it will all be worth it because everything was so f***ing amazing.
In my typical end-all fashion: Although I picked this album off at a random tangent I am so damn glad I grabbed it when I had the chance. This album is seriously powerful. Nox has made sure to leave you changed after hearing the brutal sound of their vocals on top of everything. I am honestly believing that they wanted to hurt someone when they made this. It's so damn good....Soooooo damn good.
*See Futurama episode 72
Track Listing :
1. Chronozonic Chaos Gods
2. Blind Mad God
3. Darkly Undying
4. Zacar Od Zamram
5. Insane Hatred for the Supposed Creator
6. The Jesus Sect
7. Intoxicated with Death
8. Satan Ex Machina
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