Nascency combines the sounds of brutal death metal, slam, deathcore, and technical death metal, into 36 minutes of aggressive heaviness.
Despite the combination of a few different styles mentioned above, the end result is quite cohesive and straightforward; this is essentially a brutal slamming death metal album with influences from the technical, and deathcore styles. That’s not to say that Nascency is a one-dimensional affair though, as there’s enough diversity of songwriting, (within genre conventions), to satisfy, and it’s clear that the band know what they’re doing with the material.
I like how you can recognise different eras of death metal history in I Am Destruction’s sound, from Morbid Angel, to Devourment, to Whitechapel. This breadth of delivery and melding of old and new makes for engaging songs that sidestep many of the generic songwriting pitfalls of a lot of similar bands. The songs are delivered with enough character that I Am Destruction stand tall in their own right. The album’s production also takes advantage of this cherry picking of styles and eras; Nascency is crushingly heavy and modern, but without being overly-polished or shiny, and still has some grit and dirt under its fingernails.
I enjoyed this a lot. Although not without its flaws, (such as the pointless opening sample), Nascency has a lot to recommend itself. Make sure you check this out.