This CD is a perfect example of what some young, bright and talented people capable of creating without the bracing support of the major labels in the music industry. The Nihil is a three-member, free form rock band from Long Beach California. Their musical intent --as they put it-- is fusing Western traditional Rock elements with Eastern musical motives to create a dark medieval sounding environment driven by passionate guitar runs, heavy drum lines, supported by strong underlined bass and spiritual lyrics. Although they use traditional electric and acoustic instruments in concerts, their recordings include other exotic instruments like sitar, tabla, bongo etc. To achieve higher purity and authenticity. The songs on this CD range from harmonic- tinged electric- to down and dirty slide guitar, and to slower melodic, acoustic songs. The singer and guitarist of the band, Robert Kalapos (21 years of age) is in his senior year attending California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) pursuing a major in biology. His younger brother Mate Kalapos (Matt) - who is a 16-year-old High school student is the drummer, the creator of the colorful drum lines. An old friend of Rob's is Bradlee Crihfield (19 years old)(Brad) - who is also a college Student (searching for his carrier in music) - plays the bass guitar. This is the first full-length release for The Nihil, but they are in preparation for the next album already. This album will give the customer more than just high quality artworks in and outside the jewel box, but the impressive music cuts trough with high musical talent and poetic intelligence in the lyrics...Buy it! It's worth every penny.