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NOCTURNUS

Nocturnus

 

Tech/Extreme Prog Metal

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UMUR
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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, you´ll 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. I´m 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, I´m not enjoying myself one bit. This one is purely for the hardcore fans and even those aren´t guaranteed enjoyment IMO. A 1 star rating is warranted.

UMUR | 1/5 |

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