Nightkin – Oath of Euclidation (2016)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Nightkin

Album: Oath of Elucidation

Label: Unsigned

 

Genre: Melodic Black/Death Metal

 

I’m a sucker for melodic black metal, and even more so when it flirts with its cousin in death. So when a record passes my eyes which is promoted as melodic black/death metal, I’m doubtlessly going to give it a try. Nightkin hail from Detroit, and they’ve already got their work cut out for them by not being fronted by an eight foot purple mutant from the Mojave Wasteland. But it would be prudent to hold that against them, knowing how notoriously difficult Nightkin are to work with, and how much they’d resent an audience. Continue reading

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Nordjevel – Nordjevel (2016)

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Author: Gay For Gary Oldman

Artist: Nordjevel

Album: Nordjevel (2016)

Label: Osmose Productions

 

 

I think I must be getting soft in my old age. There was once a time when, if I was asked to demonstrate my tastes in black metal, I would first turn to Gorgoroth’s Twilight of the Idols or Marduk’s Panzer Division. Unrelenting, furious and fast paced black metal; screaming out at break-neck speeds and refusing to let up, song after song. A veritable wall of sound, collapsing on the listener. Continue reading