CD Reviews

"Preaching Venom" Review [February 2010]

Publication: Billboard Magazine
Country: USA

"After an unprecedented European tour in the fall of 2009, death metal/thrash band Nervecell—based in the city of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates—not
only became the biggest-ever metal export from the Middle East, but the group signed a European deal with German label Lifeforce Records to re-release
full-length "Preaching Venom" late last year. Emphasis track "Flesh and Memories", produced by the band with Kiran Sequeira, upholds its eminent
auditory assault, as vocalist James Khazaal grunts, growls and grimaces through a lyric that warns, "Welcome to the dawn of lunacy, as a slave
you're bound by their tyranny/All that is pure is now destroyed, death to the weak and the ignorant." Instrumental chaos mounts from all sides, thanks
to lead guitars from Rami Mustafa, additional chords from Barney Ribeiro and Louis Rando on percussion. With a long list of live global feats—the Dubai
Desert Rock Festival, Egypt Metal Festival in Cairo, Australia's Metalstock Festival, Metalcamp Festival in Slovenia, Morocco's Casa Gateways Festival—the band is currently gigging across Europe, including stops in the Netherlands, Denmark, Holland, Germany, Poland, the Czech Republic, and
Rome, Paris and London. If there were ever any question about death metal's eternal following, the response is clear in one word: Nervecell