After introducing listeners to their music with first single Preservation Of Privilege earlier this year, Australian death metal outfit Nesher return with the follow-up, Fabulist Colonists.
Featuring members of existing bands sleepmakeswaves, Lo! and Hadal Maw, Nesher perform a brutal style of metal coupled with anthemic moments to accentuate the sonic impact.
Directly inspired by the Australian bushfires which devastated large parts of the country just over 18 months ago, Fabulist Colonists is unrelenting and confronting – both musically and visually with the accompanying music video.
Containing before, during and after images of the fire and the destruction it left in its wake, Fabulist Colonists perfectly captures the horrors of a dark period in Australian history that still has lingering consequences that require urgent attention today.
Vocalist Sam Dillon (Lo!, Hadal Maw) and drummer Al Belling joined HEAVY to talk about the song.
“This is actually the first tune that Alex Wilson, who is the third member of the project, and I wrote together,” Belling began. “When Nesher started, Alex sent me a whole bunch of demos of different tunes to dig through and get my thoughts on but when we started writing as a joint team this was the first one did so we really wanted to tap into… the idea was to have one simple idea for each song and just and expand those as much as possible. We’re not trying to re-invent the wheel, we’re just trying to do the fundamentals really, really well. Particularly with this tune as well, we were listening to a lot of Still Life by Opeth and some early Emperor and stuff to give it that blackened tinge as well.”
In the full interview, the boys talk more about the confronting subject matter of Fabulist Colonist, the film clip and why they thought it was important to include some harrowing scenes, the lingering effects of the aftermath to the bushfires and how it has been seemingly swept under the carpet, how this song differs to their debut single Preservation Of Privilege, future plans and more.
Watch the HEAVY premiere of Fabulist Colonists here https://fb.watch/8rHS2v4Kie/