Inside Out Industrial, Experimental Nahja Mora Nahja Mora continue their trend of blending industrial, experimental and noise textures that can leave us no discernible conclusions on where the artist stands from a genre standpoint. Inside Out is the latest release and it sounds like the Nahja Mora I have been familiar with for many years. The six tracks range from a mix of 90's industrial, late 80's Skinny Puppy and the Puppy Gristle album while mixing all of the weird and eccentric backing layers Nahja Mora is known for. The 2022 version of the track "Inside Out" went through the washing machine and came out a bit altered, leaving a less chaotic feel yet still retaining the brutal power of the original. The following tracks "Final Hours" and "Message Sent" explore samples and scores fit for a horror film. Rounding out the EP we get a cover of "Hate The Police" by Texas punk legends, The Dicks. I'm sure this cover will be lost on 99% of people listening to this EP, but it is a cool rendition of a song that even Mudhoney adored enough to cover. The final offering is the well-known 100 + year old anthem inspired by poet Francis Scott Key of whom has ties to Baltimore. Inside Out is a solid release, however it is too short. I feel Nahja More really fleshes out their sound over a longer duration. I did enjoy the reworking of "Inside Out" and the Dicks cover very much. The rest of the release was descent in a menagerie of twisted and tormented soundscapes that either turned you on or turned you off depending on how much experimentation you can handle. Again, this is what Nahja Mora has always been and I respect that. Hopefully another full-length is in the works. Click here and here again to face your god and checkout our reviews of previous Nahja Mora releases.  450
Brutal Resonance

Nahja Mora - Inside Out

7.5
"Good"
Released 2022 by Diner In The Dark Vibe
Nahja Mora continue their trend of blending industrial, experimental and noise textures that can leave us no discernible conclusions on where the artist stands from a genre standpoint. Inside Out is the latest release and it sounds like the Nahja Mora I have been familiar with for many years. The six tracks range from a mix of 90's industrial, late 80's Skinny Puppy and the Puppy Gristle album while mixing all of the weird and eccentric backing layers Nahja Mora is known for. The 2022 version of the track "Inside Out" went through the washing machine and came out a bit altered, leaving a less chaotic feel yet still retaining the brutal power of the original. The following tracks "Final Hours" and "Message Sent" explore samples and scores fit for a horror film. Rounding out the EP we get a cover of "Hate The Police" by Texas punk legends, The Dicks. I'm sure this cover will be lost on 99% of people listening to this EP, but it is a cool rendition of a song that even Mudhoney adored enough to cover. The final offering is the well-known 100 + year old anthem inspired by poet Francis Scott Key of whom has ties to Baltimore. 


Inside Out is a solid release, however it is too short. I feel Nahja More really fleshes out their sound over a longer duration. I did enjoy the reworking of "Inside Out" and the Dicks cover very much. The rest of the release was descent in a menagerie of twisted and tormented soundscapes that either turned you on or turned you off depending on how much experimentation you can handle. Again, this is what Nahja Mora has always been and I respect that. Hopefully another full-length is in the works. Click here and here again to face your god and checkout our reviews of previous Nahja Mora releases. 

May 01 2023

Luke Jacobs

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