A History of Nomadic Behavior

Eyehategod - A History of Nomadic Behavior
Critic Score
Based on 8 reviews
2021 Ratings: #314 / 530
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Consequence of Sound

A History of Nomadic Behavior showcases a band that’s able to make its music more challenging while also being mindful of songcraft and being subtle about it in both respects.

Metal Hammer

A History Of Nomadic Behaviour confirms that nothing has changed and Eyehategod still sound like a drugged-out brawl at the last chance saloon: tweaked-out catharsis, delivered via a bar-stool to the head

Northern Transmissions

This is another solid album from the band. Add Eyehategod to the list of bands that release records with a very assured and distinct sound they can call their own.

Metal Injection

A History of Nomadic Behavior packs a punch to reckon with the sonic slugfests it follows up.


For those who were drawn primarily to Eyehategod’s apocalyptic self-annihilation, History’s unadorned blues riffs and fully legible lyrics might be a bridge too far. For those of us who want Eyehategod to keep doing this for a long time to come, it’s a welcome evolution.


It contains enough traditional elements to appease the older fans and delight the newer ones, yet its sonic oddities remain to confound the chaos.

Spectrum Culture
The cleanest sounding Eyehategod album to date finds the much-beleaguered sludge legends attempting to make up for lost time with another heap of belligerent hardcore metal.

This record is as much a celebration as it is a continuation of the band’s journey.

Riffs are good, vocals are ok, everything else is mid
The record was not really as abrasive as I expected it to be which was a pleasant surprise. The album leans towards the doom side of things, the sludge parts sounding a bit more abrasive compared to acts like corrosion of conformity and high on fire, . The thrash part of The Outer Banks was a pretty hype part until I realized that that's the fastest they were gonna do and everything was gonna just be doom but with hardcore vocals. Nothing wrong with that, of course, but it just seems a wasted ... read more
The opening track was weak which is never a good thing cause you want to be hyped up right away. It sounded like it should've been somewhere in the middle. The album as a whole is alright but I thought it could've went harder because most of the riffs were not that memorable.
I had high expectations on this album, but maybe this isn't for me. I find this really boring and even predictable. There's nothing I can highlight except the tracks High Risk Trigger and Current Situation, which are kind of decent. Everything else is skippable.
Horrible riffs, simply their worst record. Such a disappointment.
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Track List

  1. Built Beneath the Lies
  2. The Outer Banks
  3. Fake What's Yours
  4. Three Black Eyes
  5. Current Situation
  6. High Risk Trigger
  7. Anemic Robotic
  8. The Day Felt Wrong
  9. The Trial of Johnny Cancer
  10. Smoker's Piece
  11. Circle of Nerves
  12. Every Thing, Every Day
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Added on: December 9, 2020