Metal Review: Nader Sadek – Living Flesh (2013)

Nader Sadek - Living Flesh (2013)With a release date of February 27, 2013, visual artist Nader Sadek’s band will release “Living Flesh,” the first ever live performance from Nader Sadek’s band. Born in Egypt, but based in New York, Nader Sadek is well known for his elaborate masks and stage art for metal outfits such as Mayhem and Sunn O))). Now with “Living Flesh,” we have a records of the artistic geniuses own band playing live for the first time. First and foremost, no matter how good “Living Flesh” is, the audio is by no means a replacement of seeing the video of this band.

Nader Sadek has hired some well known musicians for his musical project to try and put a voice to his mind. Their previous release was stellar and our assumptions are correct that his live show would be as well. Track after track, we get to see the band in all its glory. The tracks are atmospheric and deep and their live renditions are even moreso once you get to see the stage setup and the cast of characters included in the show. Of course, the band is much more than just a visual beast because without good music, we would not even give them the time of day.

The band is tight and spot on throughout the set with some wicked versions of already strong songs with standouts being Mechanic Idolatry and Soulless.

Like I mentioned, the band is a better watch then listen, so check out the DVD to get the full effect.

Living Flesh Track Listing:
01. Re: Awakening
02. Nigredo In Necromance
03. Sulffer
04. Mechanic Idolatry
05. Soulless
06. Rusted Skin/Drum Solo
07. Of This Flesh
08. Re: Exhaust
09. Petrophilia