Necronautical are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a misanthropic form of symphonic black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "The Endurance At Night" which will be read in July by Cacophonous.
Dark soundscapes start off the album along with some atmospheric synths before going into more of a heavy and melodic musical direction and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams and the solos and leads also use a great amount of melody.
A great amount of symphonic elements can be heard throughout the recording while the faster sections of the songs bring in a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while some riffs also bring in a touch of modern metal and there is also a small amount of operatic clean singing being utilized at times.
Most of the songs are very long and epic in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some songs also bring in a decent amount of clean playing and spoken word parts and some songs also bring in a small amount of violins while the synths also use a variety of many different sounding keys and there is also a brief use of death metal growls and spoken word parts.
Necronautical plays a style of black metal that goes back to the 90's symphonic style while also sounding very modern at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover the treacherous waters of the underworld and the afterlife.
In my opinion Necronautical are a very great sounding symphonic and misanthropic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Pure Moon" "Oceanus Procellarum" and "Theia". 8 out of 10.