- Jason Hesley
Canada's NOMAD Now Streaming Dynamic Debut Progressive Death Metal Album “The Mountain”
Hailing from Canada’s Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Nomad is a dynamic, progressive death metal band consisting of drummer/vocalist Bretton Melanson; guitarist/vocalist Matt Johnstone; guitarist/vocalist Jeff Mabb; and bassist Josh MacDonald. Having three vocalists creates a unique sound that is powerful, complex, and full-bodied. They have solidified their name in the local scene with festival appearances and supporting big-name acts and now they are stoked to have their debut album “The Mountain” ready for ears around the world. They share their excitement for the release:
“This has been a long time coming. After so many external factors holding us back, we are so happy to finally get this out to the world, and start crushing audiences again. I think we have a more “Rural” feel than most metal bands. The music feels like being in nature, camping, etc. Johnstone’s old band called themselves “Bush Metal” and that kind of feeling came over.”
Throughout the album, they confront personal and societal issues, explore sci-fi worlds and question authority. The seamlessly go from soft, clean ballad parts to raging, full-throttle death metal chaos. Drum and guitar solos abound, and the diversity in the vocal styles makes “The Mountain” an exciting and dynamic musical adventure.
The nine-track album was mixed by Bretton Melanson, mastered by Christian Donaldson and the album artwork was done by Angela Grimmuza. A melting pot of different styles and eras, Nomad is recommended for fans of Devildriver, Gojira, and Lamb of God.
“The Mountain” is due out on March 3, 2023, and can be heard in full before it officially drops via its album stream premiere on TheProgSpace HERE.