Nexxt Strength of the Rooted One
By Marcus Pan
Next comes Nexxt. This is
pretty funny stuff, from the evil photo-cards on the inside jacket of the five
man troupe to the blurb descriptions of each song done in broken incorrectly
tensed English that I pray was copy edited before it went to full pressing.
Weve talked about Engrish music before, we shall christen this Englian
as its from Italy.
Vocals of Nexxt remind me of Berserker from
Clerks. Sung pretty much the way the Russian (I think?) cousin sang it.
Musicianship isn't far off, though the guitars a bit too twiddly for my taste.
While most of Italy seems to have climbed onto the nu-metal bandwagon, Nexxt
keep it Maiden-like and old school. There's tons of subtle melodies here, if a
The Strength of the Rooted One takes on a
long-playing epic song style as it switches into different rhythms and
movements, heavy-soft-experimental. Nexxt are also very avid fans of
double-bass drums, peppering Deliver Us From Evil and Twisted
Metal with fast BPM slams of adrenaline footsie. The Master and
Margarita, a faster old style metal piece with a bit of thrash thrown in
for good measure, is probably my favorite on Strength of the Rooted One.
Even with its spoken word silliness and oozy ambient section.
Nexxt have to work on their English before they put out
English lyrics and content, methinks - or they could just sing in Italian as
I'm betting their more attuned with it. But that aside, at least they're not
running out and finding a record-scratching DJ to jump on the rapcore bandwagon
like the last half dozen or so Italian bands that have come my way. Old school
metal - not badly done musically, slightly silly lyrically, but at least it's
different from their countrymen.
Post: Via Pacinotti, 77, 51037, Montale (PI), Italy
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