Holland's Nihill are one of the few bands to which some of black metal's most common musical descriptors actually apply. Theirs is music of a truly relentless, cold and unforgiving nature, one which offers little or nothing in the way of relief or comforting melody. Though their albums are often punctuated by stretches of near silence or hushed ambience set between walls of frenzied blast and pummeling churn, these lulls serve to bolster the threatening whole in their absence of recognizable musical footholds. The winding paths laid by their music may be lightless, but the journey down them is one well worth taking.
They released their first full-length album "Krach" on Monumentum Records. The follow up, "Grond," is the second part in the trilogy that began with Krach, and was released in 2009, this time on Hydra Head Records. In 2012 "Verdonkermaan" was released through Hydra Head. [picture by Koen de Gussem]