With their emphasis on atonality, claustrophobic tension, and unrelenting assaults of sound, Nightmarer crafts the very cacophony its debut album Cacophony of Terror suggests. Although it is less than 40 minutes in length, Cacophony Terror traps listeners in a seemingly endless barrage of disfigured instrumentation that churns and writhes as they are dragged further down into the abyss. It’s complex without being overindulgent and its use of spacing and atmosphere adds to its frightening presentation. As far as “technical metal” is concerned, Nightmarer stick out from the pack.
In this recent interview with Svbterranean, we sat down with guitarist Simon Hawemann to discuss the new record and dissonance.