Hello and welcome back to the Bandcamp Buried Treasure article series, where I'll be hunting down Buy It Now/Free Download-payment option albums on Bandcamp by the best bands you've never heard! The goal is to introduce you to smaller bands or obscure side-projects you might not have heard of. Anything to expand your musical horizons by just a little bit each week, all while keeping your cost (potentially) down! This week we'll be listening to the thunderous damage Nott will be inflicting upon your ears!
Nott is an interesting one man project in that it sounds distinctly not like garbage… which is especially surprising because it leans toward a much djentier side of things. The few section of "Aperture Depths" is boring; I'll give you that. It's just your standard djent affair, but then things kick into a different gear with the clean guitars. Hear what I'm talking about now with the "thunderstorm of heavy"? Nott is straight up not messing around when it comes to combining atmosphere and total crushing heaviness, and well thank (insert deity) here. So it's grooving and… holy shit is that Mikael Akerfeldt? Maybe a demon? Possibly even a Mikael Akerfeldt demon? The answer is yes; it is all those things and so much before, because Tyler Campbell apparently has the vocal depth of hell itself. Which is great! It adds a unique quality to his music that makes it stand out.
Obsidian Depths is short and consists of three exactly six-minute songs that play out as one 18-minute jam, because we can math here at Metal Injection. Unlike albums I've covered before, diversity is certainly not the name of the game when it comes to Nott. Things are pretty consistent and I don't mean that in a bad way in the slightest. Mr. Campbell finds a terrifyingly thunderous sound that genuinely sounds like the entirety of your world is coming down around with you and just brings it. Hell, I'm actually glad he doesn't try to go for speed on here. With the production he's chosen and the plodding, death-growl-laden, sonic destruction he lays down it just wouldn't feel right. If you're going to get crushed by the heavy hand of doom, so help you it's going to be done right and Nott will make damn sure of it.
Its tough; I've called it doom here and I've called it a little bit djent, so in the true spirit of the Internet I'll leave you with this- why not both? Why can't Nott have a djentier side to things that traverses the roads of doom that have been laid by the mighty forefathers of the genre? Why the living hell not? The answer is simple; it does, and it's glorious.