Begat The Nephilim are a band from New Hampshire that plays a melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Begat The Nephilim I: T he Surrepititious Prophecy/Mother Of The Blasphemy" which will be released in June by Unholy Anarchy.
Dark sounding keyboards and rain sounds start off the album before going into a very fast and brutal direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats along with some melodic guitar solos and leads while the vocals bring in a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
A great amount of melody can also be heard in the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and keyboards also return on some of the later tracks and also give the songs more of a symphonic and classical music feeling along with a couple of the songs being very long and epic in length.
One of the tracks is also an instrumental while you can also hear a touch of deathcore in some of the riffing as well as a brief use of guttural growls and pig squeals on a couple of tracks and as the album progresses a brief use of acoustic guitars can also be heard on a a couple of later songs.
Begat The Nephilim plays a musical style that takes melodic black and death metal and mixes it in with some symphonic and deathcore touches to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the mother of blasphemy, an ancient godlike Nephilim, her rise to power and the consequences facing mankind and the world.
In my opinion Begat The Nephilim are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cardboard Casket" "Fervor For Flesh" "Grimiore Of Cryptid" and "Apotheosis Of The Apocalypse Part 2" Dawn of The Nephilim (a warm wind breathes a new despair)". 8 out of 10.