Begat the Nephilim aren’t looking toward the past on their debut album, I: The Surreptitious Prophecy / Mother of Blasphemy. In fact, everything about the album sounds incredibly modern, with precise musicianship, sleek production and an obvious love for melodic death metal titans The Black Dahlia Murder.
From the time the guitars start on instrumental “L’inzio” to the last notes of “Apotheosis of the Apocalypse, Pt. II: Dawn of the Nephilim,” Begat skillfully weave together challenging riffs, flashy shredding and a devastating vocal performance that suggest a band well beyond their debut.
The Surreptitious Prophecy is out on Friday and streaming below. You can pre-order it here.