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THRESHOLDS

Nocturnus

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

3.76 | 22 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
2 stars Their debut album The Key is an excellent and genre setting album. Was it a flash in the pan, though ?

Threshold takes Nocturnus into a schience-fiction landscape. The occult stuff was left behind, in other words. The brutality and the Morbid Angel leanings from The Key was also parked. In came a very progressive sound with even some clean acoustic guitars thrown into the mix too. The synth also became a bit more prominent and the guitar solos here is pretty generic.

I think Nocturnus lost their way on Threshold. The original mix of progressive and brutality was lost. So was the sound. The sound on Threshold is pretty awful to say at least. What's left is a wishy-washy product. The quality of the songs are also pretty dire. There are some good melody lines littered around here, but that's all. Nocturnus simply lost it on this album which I cannot even call a good album. It fails on all levels and I understand why bombed compared to The Key. Hence my lack of appetite for this album.

2 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 2/5 |

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