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1 stars Nocturnus is the debut demo cassette tape released in 1987 by American, Florida based progressive death metal act Nocturnus. After leaving death metal legends Morbid Angel, drummer/ lead vocalist Mike Browning formed Nocturnus with guitarist Vincent Crowley ( Archeron), guitarist Gino Marino and bassist Richard Bateman. This constellation would only last on this demo though.

Nocturnus are known for their sci-fi lyrics and extensive use of keyboards/ synths in their progressive death metal music, but on this demo there are no keyboards/ synths and the lyrics evolve around occultism. The music is old school US death metal. If anyone have heard Abominations of Desolation (1991) by Morbid Angel ( that album was recorded in 1986-1987, while Mike Browning was still a part of the band) or Scream Bloody Gore (1987) by Death, youll pretty much have an idea of how this demo sounds. Raw and rather primitive death metal.

The sound quality is rather awful to be honest and I find it hard to enjoy this demo at all. Im not much of a fan of old school eighties death metal in the first place and with a lo-fi sound quality like the one on this demo, Im not enjoying myself one bit. This one is purely for the hardcore fans and even those arent guaranteed enjoyment IMO. A 1 star rating is warranted.

UMUR | 1/5 |


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