Nocte Obducta are a band from Germany that plays an avant garde form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Totholz (Ein Raunen aus dem Klammwlad)" which will be released on May 26th by MDD Records.
Powerful sounding bass guitars and an atmospheric background starts off the album along with drum beats and heavy yet melodic guitar riffing and they also mix in avant garde elements into the heavier side of the material while the fast sections use a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats.
Throughout the recording you van hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and when guitar solos and leads at e utilized they are done in a very melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with some spoken word parts and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Keyboards are utilized in the music at times and also give the songs a more symphonic and psychedelic edge while growls can also be heard briefly and some of the riffing also adds in a touch of the Norwegian black'n'roll style and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the last track is very experimental and also introduces acoustic guitars and melodic vocals onto the recording as well as a small amount of guitar slides.
Nocte Obducta plays a style of black metal that is more in the avant garde side of the genre, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in German and cover Dark Poetry, Nature, and Depression themes.
In my opinion Nocte Obducta are a very great sounding avant garde black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Die Kirche der wachenden Kinder" "Totholz" and "Wiederganger Blues". 8 out of 10.