Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Nachtmystium-Instinct:Decay (2006)

I cannot say enough good things about Nachtmystium; this is absolutely, in my opinion, one of the best USBM releases to date. Refusing to stay confined to the bounds of traditional black metal, Nachtmystium branches out into different areas of music, in wonderfully inventive, unique ways. Sure, the base elements of black metal are all here, but thrown into the mix are traditional 80's metal and thrash elements, depressive black metal elements, and even some psychadelic influence. Killer riff after killer riff, smoldering guitar solos, and an overall unique and wonderful ambience come together to create an absolute masterpiece of an album. I HIGHLY recommend this album, to all black metal fans with a slightly open mind, and anyone interested in just hearing a new and unique take on the black metal style of music. Battle Kommand Records. 

1. Instinct  1:32
2. A Seed for Suffering  7:09
3. Keep Them Open  2:56
4. Chosen By No One  7:01
5. Circumvention  4:13
6. Eternal Ground  3:26
7. The Antichrist Messiah  2:30
8. Here's to Hoping  4:03
9. Abstract Nihilism  3:39
10. Decay  6:26

Total Running:  42:55

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