Origin: Tel Aviv, Israel  
Genres: Melodic Death Metal
Page online: May 14, 2004
Last update/review: November 24, 2016

Nail Within

Israel may never be a true metal hotbed, but it is no longer a complete wasteland for metal either, with bands such as Salem, Orphaned Land, and Melechesh making some noise on a worldwide scale. Nail Within looked to be another band joining the action, having formed in 2001 and with a self-titled debut album released a year later. Nail Within is a melodic death metal album, very much sounding like Swedish bands of this style, and while the album doesn't overwhelm with originality, it's not really a faceless clone either, and a couple of guest appearances by well-known names such as Mille Petrozza (Kreator) and Tomas Lindberg (At The Gates), a good reference point for Nail Within's musical style) certainly doesn't hurt. Unfortunately the guys couldn't keep it together, as they were last active in 2007 and are now officially done.

Last Lineup

Yishai Swearts


Alex Schuster


Matan Cohen

guitars (Betzefer)

Evil Haim (Haim Benyamini)


Nir Nakav

drums (Salem)


Nail Within  
2002 Listenable
  1. Emblazed
  2. Inhuman Conditions
  3. Dirty Colored Knife
  4. Bleed Forever
  5. Under the Spell
  6. Elastic
  7. Mental Coffin
  8. My Wallow
  9. King Obscenity
  10. Impure
  11. Last Nail
  • Yishai Swearts
  • Alex Schuster
  • Matan Cohen
  • Evil Haim
  • Nir Nakav

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