Sound — 10
Of their four full albums, Nihility is probably the most recognizable and possibly best quality output from the the Polish death-metallers Decapitated. The opening track Perfect Dehuminasation does a terrific job of grabbing the listener by the throat and keeping the listener's interest. Other standout songs include the title track Nihility, and Spheres of Madness, which is easily Decapitated's most recognizable track. All characteristics of their other albums hold true on Nihility; Vitek's speedy bass drum and technically sound blasting, Vogg's "hyper-technical" guitar solos and riffs, and Sauron's death growl each are given equal opportunities to shine on this album.
Lyrics — 10
I am a huge fan of Decapitated's lyrics and quite poetic vocal style. On this album, Sauron's vocals sound f--king amazing, and less like human sounds than that of demonic hellspawn. His lyrics are some of the more original in the death metal genre, but equally hard to figure out. My favorite lyrics on this album are those to Eternity Too Short, and Mother War. Whether you can understand Sauron's meaning in his lyics or not, his vocal style seems to mesh perfectly with the music.
Overall Impression — 10
Nihility is one of the greatest death metal feats ever produced. It is an absolute essential for any fan of hard, fast, extreme music. There is something new and interesting about every song, like Vitek's well-timed drum mini drum solos, or Vogg's ever-present brilliant solos and riffs. There is abosolutely nothing to dislike about Nihility and for that matter, nothing to dislike about any other Decapitated album. On a side-note, this record actually makes for really awesome workout music, especialy for lifting weights. If it were stolen, I would find, rape, strangle, kill, and butcher the body of whoever took this amazing work of musicianship.