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ETHEREAL TOMB

Nocturnus

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.03 | 12 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
3 stars A bit of a strange album, this one. The strangeness is because it is pretty standard death metal. It is also totally unlike the two first Nocturnus albums and their demos.

Gone is Mike Browning, the founder of Nocturnus. Or sacked, to be more precise. It is my personal beliefs that it was wrong of the rest of Nocturnus to release this album under that moniker.

This album is nowhere near The Key and even further away from Threshold when it comes to the sound. When that is said, this album is not as bad as the Nocturnus EP released through Moribound Records. The death metal here is actually very good. The sound is somewhere between Death and Pestilence and gone is the Morbid Angel adulation. The material here is surprisingly good mid-brutal death metal. The guitars dominates the sound though and the synths has been pushed towards the back. There is even some clean male vocals here in addition to the customary death grunths. This is a death metal album I rate.

3 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |

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