NOCTURNE Ave Noctem Review

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NOCTURNE “Ave Noctem”

Do or Die Records

Chicago has a very important base of new extreme metal bands coming from the deep underground scene. This is just an example of what is new on black metal genre up there, and definitely it has quite good characteristics making singular personality. The album has a very particular sense of metallic melodies forged in agression, obscurity and rotteness. Did I mention this is a solo project? Dan Klein is a drummer who also recorded all instruments and his influences are from USA’s old death metal, among some Nordic black metal. The result is quite solid and effective. Tracks like “The Prodigious Plight” denotes a huge knowledge of old black metal sounds as when the genre started relationship with folk music and transmitted this “epic” atmospheres through great lines. Also, vocals are done by Dan himself, and he developed a solid style by using guttural elements among deadly lines. For moments the music also sounds with touches of progressive elements and it’s hard to define the line. But I really liked it. All in all, this is a great debut of black/death metal full of darkness, heaviness and high octane musical skills. It’s recommended for those who are looking for solo projects with huge talent and personality.  – Victor Varas

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