Boomkat Product Review:
Covering a head-scrambling ten songs in just over twelve minutes (!) Californian band Nails pack one heck of a lot of sound onto this CD. Unsilent Death has previously been released on a couple of occasions: once on CD and later on vinyl, via Todd's Streetcleaner label. The fact that Southern Lord are picking up the record for a third-time release suggests that there's something fairly special about these recordings, and sure enough, Nails' music just seeps malevolent potency from every grimy pore. It's insanely loud, mercilessly heavy and at times inconceivably fast, but within these remarkably concise songs you'll get wonderful changes of direction, with pieces like 'I Will Not Follow' and 'Scape Goat' switching tempo part way through to reveal a neat contrast between high-velocity thrash and pummelling, low-slung riffs. It may only be brief, but Unsilent Death is well worth sticking on repeat for maximum effect.