Nameless One are a band from Japan that plays a mixture of melodic death and heavy metla and this is a review of their 2014 ep "One Thousand Memories And Nameless Sword".
A very heavy and melodic death metal sound starts off the ep along with some high pitched screams, growls and solos that also keep the melodic tradition of the bands musical style as well as adding in influences from early 80's classic metal and you can hear a lot of the melodic Swedish death metal sound in the music.
At time s the riffs bring in a thrash influence along with blast beats being added into certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and the songs bring in a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and they manage to keep all of the tracks into a heavy musical direction and on of the tracks brings in a small amount of prog style guitar leads.
Nameless One creates some very interesting sounding taking the mid 90's Finnish and Swedish styles of melodic death metal and adding in a lot of traditional metal elements to the guitars to create a style that goes to the roots of melodic death, the production sounds very professional for being a self released recording while the lyrics are written in Japanese and cover fantasy and mythology themes.
In my opinion Nameless One are a very great sounding mixture of melodic death and heavy metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Yuyami Ni Kiyu" and "Akatuki No Machi". 8 out of 10.