This is a tough nut to crack. Italian technical Death Metallers Ad Nauseam have created quite the mishmash of havoc on their debut album, Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est. They have added avant-garde and experimental elements to their blast beat-orientated technical Death Metal and, to further confuse people, there are also string orchestra and piano parts.
Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est is a very challenging and demanding album for its listeners. There’s nothing easy for the ordinary listener but any who can appreciate complex instrumental wank fests will get more out of Ad Nauseam’s debut. Their style pushes the boundaries of what is considered extreme. With every listen one is able to find new details and it all becomes a more rewarding listening experience after multiple spins. Honestly, I am still struggling with this album quite a bit and it does not help that there’s more than 55 minutes of nonstop complexity.
I haven’t come across an album this hard-edged and ear-twisting in a very long time. Nihil Quam Vacuitas Ordinatum Est will definitely take more time to digest.
Review by: Luxi Lahtinen
Source: The metal crypt