Nocturn are a band from France that plays a very symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Like A Seed Of Dust" which will be released in September by Sliptrick Records.
Symphonic sounding keyboards start off the album which also mixes in with the heavier sections of the music while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the vocals being a mixture of black metal screams and death metal growls.
Clean male and female vocals can also be heard at times while the songs also add in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Spoken word passages can also be heard on a few songs while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style along with the music also adding in a progressive touch at times.
all of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard on a couple of tracks as well as a later song also adding in a brief use of saxophones. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark themes.
In my opinion Nocturn are a very great sounding symphonic and melodic mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Wraith in Bloodred Wings" "Liberhate" "Wasted Earth" and "Odyssey". 8 out of 10.
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