EP Review

Nya - Driving The Nails InNya – Driving The Nails In

I would like to start by pointing out that the band’s name and choice in design work gave off a completely different impression of themselves to what they actually sound like, I was rather confused expecting some really dark sinister gothic stuff and actually having 5 songs of rather upbeat female fronted material drifting between rock and metal. The key is never judge a book by its cover but in this case next time around I’d go a different direction as it doesn’t really appeal to the right fanbase.

“You Are” has vocals that at times remind me of both the German band Deadlock and the Christian American act Flyleaf as it drifts between the 2 styles with incredible range hitting highs and lows with extreme precision. Following song “Open Your Eyes” is exactly the same kind of style, the music is simple sequences but very effective and the vocals just melt over the top of them, variation on the release too with the much lighter moments like “Choir Invisible”.

I like every song on this EP, “Back To You” and “Driving In The Nails” being the only ones I haven’t mentioned but both of those are very melodic upbeat tunes with the same skill and execution shown on the rest of the EP. I must say I am rather please with this, after expected another progressive death metal band and receiving this how could I not be, fantastic stuff hope to see more from Nya in 2013.


Review by James Webb

 Band Members

Anežka Piška
Joe Rhodes
Dan Baker
 Track Listing
1. Back To You
2. You Are
3. Open Your Eyes
4. Choir Invisible
5. Driving The Nails In
 Band Related Links
Nya Facebook
 Review Score Code
- Top Cheese
- Brilliant
- Pretty damn good
- Ok I guess
- What Was That?