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How the Gods Kill

by Nic Nassuet

Award winning singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist, Nic Nassuet, once dubbed "The King of Gothic Folk", presents his acoustic take on this Danzig classic. Featuring violins, cellos, upright basses, and acoustic guitars.
Genre: Folk: Alternative Folk
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Album Notes
"Yes, this record will appeal to those disciples of Goth and punk and horror rock but it will also appeal to fans of folk, Celtic, grunge, punk and neofolk music. Violins, mandolins and cellos are not the typical instrumentation of Goth rock but this record is not typical in any sense of the word."
Indie Habit

"Nic Nassuet is superb on all levels that he needs to be. He is an absolutely first rate songwriter, moreover he is a truly unique performer .I couldn’t for the life of me, easily imagine any of his songs being performed by any other artist but himself; probably because he is an exceptional vocalist -singing softly to a full-throated bellow, in an almost impossibly gravelly but pure voice -that often borders on omnipotence and unorthodox phrasing."
Jamsphere

"This is serious music for serious thought."
Indie Band Guru

"“She Rides Moonlight” is the type of song Jim Morrison always wanted to make, slowed down with the focus on emotion. Nassuet makes it happen."
New York Music Examiner

"If Edgar Allen Poe was in a band, he’d be in one with Nic Nassuet."
Review Fix

"There is a tendency in audiences to try to assimilate and compare something powerful and original to another – to grasp or hold onto the known. But with Nic Nassuet, this tendency won’t hold. Nassuet rewrites the singer-songwriter user’s manual like Ritchie Havens, Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Cat Stevens, Jeff Buckley, Nick Drake and other legendary artists did before him."
Jamsphere

"All of our hearts hold some darkness and some solitary pain, but Nic has found a way to make that beautiful."
Sergeant Sparrow

"A compelling performer"
NeuFutur Magazine

"Nic Nassuet is a poet. A singer and songwriter yes, but not the typical "howdy doo da sun in the sky" type of singer songwriter. Nic sings with passion, and his lyrics seem to reflect an intriguing reality from an almost dark perspective."
The Music Farmer

"[...] his album is stunning, possibly among the finest pieces of modern American music."
Jamsphere Music Magazine, Print Edition

"Meet Nic Nassuet and Catrina Grimm, the king and queen of gothic folk. The pair bring all of their theatre experience, writing, and musical stage presence out to play on Nassuet’s latest project Eleutherios."
Scallywag Magazine

"Perhaps the most impressive part of She Rides Moonlight has to be the vocal range expressed by Nic; from lows to highs, the Jim Morrison meets Geoff Tate aural finesse will stick with listeners long after the track ceases."
NeuFutur Magazine

"His gothic aesthetics and nocturnal atmospheres allow Nic to explore with his sound and extend far beyond the vocals / guitar format that is the staple of the singer / songwriter genre."
The Band Camp Diaries

"Nic’s music possesses a more complex and intricate spirit than much of the music heard today."
NeuFutur Magazine

"Dulcet Toned"
Backstage National Edition

"Nassuet is able to put a definable face on the Gothic Rock genre for anyone who either had no idea what it was or had prior predispositions. Eerily charming, soft and silky, yet powerful and dark, Nassuet’s work would fit in perfectly in a video game the likes of “Castlevania” or “Silent Hill.”"
Review Fix

"After a few listens, you’ll sing along, wondering when you, indeed, went goth."
Review Fix

"Sonorous singing voice and commanding presence"
Rocky Mountain News

"Nic is able to move from near silence to crafting a guitar line that will have listeners hanging on every subsequent note."
NeuFutur Magazine

"Charming [...] and sings beautifully"
North Denver Tribune

"Nassuet is acoustic, operatically punk, or mysterious and dark. I applaud that. Someone had to pick up where theatre nerd-turned rocker Meatloaf left off. What’s truly hot about their music is the way they approach story. You want to listen and keep listening to Nic Nassuet and the lady Grimm.
And that’s quite a feat in a world sans attention spans and bereft of the art of performance."
Scallywag Magazine

"Impresses with his voice"
Denver Post

"In short, Eleutherios is an amazing album, both for its innovation, and for the sheer beauty of its songs. A wondrous, glowing record of uncommon passion and depth, it ranks with the true greats of recent years."
Jamsphere Music Magazine, Print Edition

"Unique and otherworldly"
NeuFutur Magazine

"Very catchy, and almost haunting"
Brutal Resonance

"[...] what sets him apart and has garnered so much critical acclaim has been his songwriting ability. The way he is able to put together all the different layers in his compositions shows the training he has had in the theatre to have really paid off."
Guardian Liberty Voice

"Nic Nassuet takes folk to a dreamy 70s-inspired place awash with Jim Morrison’s influence"
Papercut Magazine

"Nassuet’s lyrics paint a love story that fits in idyllic harmony with the acoustic backdrop, and serve as another element in the song’s subtle but mystical aura."
Muso's Guide

"Some artists don’t understand the importance of creating a cohesive effort within an album format; Nassuet does."
Pop Dose

"[a] singer of deep, intense gothic-acoustic folk with a side-order of Celtic, blues, rock, grunge, punk… Immured is "a haunting duet inspired by the ghost of an Eastern European bride who was entombed inside of stone walls while her mother looked on". Sounds like fun, I know, but in the darkness lies beauty, particularly in the female vocals, whose gentle tones provide contrast to the controlled fire of Nassuet's own."
Record, Rewind, Play (UK)

"[...] this album is one you’ll keep around for a long, long time; its evergreen melodies and deep-seated heart and soul make it a staple for anyone’s collection."
Pop Dose

"This is fine music"
Anti Music

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