Genre blurring is all the rage in 2022 and English rock duo Nova Twins are bringing back nu metal in the process on their sophomore effort Supernova. It’s not a straight regurgitation of the stuff from the early 2000, but it does coming pretty damn close with the inclusion of rapped verses, guitar petals that sound like electronic textures and fairly catchy hooks. With the band being lead by two females in vocalist/guitarist Amy Love and bassist Georgia South, the lyrics are all about female empowering and dumb double standards assigned to women, so it’s nice to see these themes come to a scene that is dominated by men. The intro “Power” really does a great job of letting you know what’s to come next, as the album does coming out swinging with heavy bangers in “Antagonist”, “Cleopatra” & “K.M.B.”, but sadly the sound does start to grow stale as you head into the second half, save for “A Dark Place For Somewhere Beautiful” and the more socially conscious closer “Sleep Paralysis”. It is great to hear these ladies come out with such a commanding presence on Supernova, but ultimately Nova Twins touch on a sound I don’t think back on all that fondly.
Favorite Tracks: Antagonist, Cleopatra, K.M.B., Puzzles, A Dark Place For Somewhere Beautiful, Sleep Paralysis