Nocratai are a band from Italy that plays an industrial form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 "Tormento" which was released as a joint effort between Grimm Distribution, The Ritual Productions and Black Metal Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some evil laughter a few seconds later while spoken word samples are also used on a few tracks before adding some industrial elements which also mixing in with the heavier sections of the music which also introducing grim black metal screams onto the recording.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the music also uses a great amount of programming and noise elements along with the songs also get very experimental at times as well as all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them, when guitar leads are finally added onto the recording they re done in a very melodic style and the music sticks to mostly a mid tempo style and on the closing track they also add in some of the riffing and vocals from Darkthrone's "Transilvanian Hunger".
Nocratai plays a musical style that takes industrial and black metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover war, anti religion and destruction themes.
In my opinion Nocratai are a very great sounding mixture of industrial and black metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Spit In The Eyes Of Christ" "Jesus Creek" and "Drugs And Their Terrible Consequences". 8 out of 10.