Bahimiron - Southern Nihilizm (2008)


Bahimiron is a black metal band from the USA, and let me tell you that if I wouldn’t read this on the promo sleeve I would have never imagined it. Their musical style is pretty much and old school black metal, and while this band is not going to win any originality awards, their music is pretty good.

The band hails from Texas, and they have some southern influence in their song names: “Pillz and 90 proof”, “Southern Nihilizm” and the pretty weird “War, Whiskey, Sodomy” which I still need to figure out the relationship between War, Whiskey and Sodomy.

Like I previously mentioned, this band is not original by any means and it sounds like Gorgoroth, Horna, etc. But they are good at sounding like these bands, and that’s what makes them stand out from a bunch of shitty black metal bands that try too hard to sound like the previously mentioned bands but they fail miserably at it.

The bands musical sounds is pretty harsh and gritty but well produced and balanced, it does not sound like the album was recorded in a barn in the middle of nowhere. I have to note that the band’s combination of death growls with black metal shrieks is very well balanced and contributes to the overall atmosphere created by the distorted guitars and the fast paced drumming.

Overal “Sothern Nihilizm” is a very solid release, and if you like your black metal to all sound the same (or very similar) this album would be a great addition to your collection. Bahimiron is definitely one the better American black metal bands that I’ve heard in the past few years.

Band: Bahimiron Album: Southern Nihilizm
Label: Moribund Records Year: 2008
Official Site myspace
Genre: Black Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 80/100

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