Nonpoint: Miracle

Veteran nu metallers grow up.

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It’s taken over a decade and six studio albums, but at least Florida’s Nonpoint have found their niche.

The nu metal survivors here combine the edginess of that genre with an explosive sense of pop-rock sensibility. And it works rather impressively.

Led by the thunderous vocals of Elias Soriano, the band have come up with a set of tight and focused songs, with the title track (featuring Mudvayne singer Chad Gray) and Frontlines the real pick. With the involvement of the aforementioned Gray and Mudvayne guitarist Greg Tribbett as co-producers, the band have opened up their musical horizons – and in the process sounding like they really could be a major international force.

New guitarist Zack Broderick has helped to galvanise them, in the process making Nonpoint leaner and tougher, while also far more accessible to occasional listeners.

Malcolm Dome

Malcolm Dome had an illustrious and celebrated career which stretched back to working for Record Mirror magazine in the late 70s and Metal Fury in the early 80s before joining Kerrang! at its launch in 1981. His first book, Encyclopedia Metallica, published in 1981, may have been the inspiration for the name of a certain band formed that same year. Dome is also credited with inventing the term "thrash metal" while writing about the Anthrax song Metal Thrashing Mad in 1984. With the launch of Classic Rock magazine in 1998 he became involved with that title, sister magazine Metal Hammer, and was a contributor to Prog magazine since its inception in 2009. He died in 2021