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2.03 | 3 ratings | 2 reviews | 0% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2004

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. B.C./A.D. (6:28)
2. Standing in Blood (5:19)
3. Neolithic (5:32)
4. Undead Journey (4:50)
5. Nocturnus (3:59)
6. B.C./A.D. (5:33)
7. Unholy Fury (6:24)
8. The Entity (3:23)

Total Time 41:33

Line-up / Musicians

Lineup track 1-4:
- Mike Davis / Guitars
- Gino Marino / Guitars
- Jeff Estes / Bass
- Louis Panzer / Keyboards
- Mike Browning / Drums, vocals

Lineup track 5-8:
- Vincent Crowley / Guitars
- Richard Bateman / Bass
- Gino Marino / Guitars
- Mike Browning / Drums, vocals

Releases information

Compilation of the first two demos by NOCTURNUS released through Karmageddon Media on the 12th of January 2004.
Tracks 1 - 4 are the second demo, tracks 5 - 8 the first one. The CD indexes the demos in the right order.

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Review by UMUR
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2 stars "The Nocturnus Demos" is a compilation album released through Karmageddon Media in January 2004 by American, Florida based death metal act Nocturnus. The compilation contains the material from Nocturnus two demo tapes from 1987 and 1988 respectively. Both the "Nocturnus (1987)" and the "The Science of Horror (1988)" demos had only been available on cassette tape until the release of this compilation.

As a curiosity the tracks from the second demo appear first on the compilation while the tracks from the first demo are placed last on the tracklist. If weīre evaluating quality thatīs a wise choice as the quality is generally much better on the "The Science of Horror (1988)" demo. I usually prefer a chronological track order though and I do find it a minor weakness when evaluating this compilation. The music on the first four tracks (from the second demo) are old school US death metal with progressive elements while the tracks from the first demo are raw and primitive old school US death metal.

"The Nocturnus Demos" is what Iīd characterize as a fan release and even fans of the band may not want to use their life savings here. As a historical document of the early US death metal scene this is an interesting compilation, but itīs so and so with the listening pleasure. A 1.5 - 2 star (35%) rating is warranted.

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2 stars A Karmageddon Media release of their two first demos on one CD. A good idea in fact due to the demos selling for insane money on Ebay and other places. These are the two demos which launched Nocturnus onto the scene. I cannot remember those two demos, to be honest. Malevolent Creation, Morbid ... (read more)

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