Necronautical are a band from the United Kingdom that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays a very misanthropic form of symphonic black metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Apotheosis" which will be released in August by Candlelight Records.
Ritualistic sounding bells and melodic chants start off the album before going into a heavier musical direction. The riffs also use a decent amount of melody while blast beats can also be heard during t he faster sections of the music along with the symphonic elements being added into the heavier parts of the songs.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched sounding black metal screams and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.
A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 90's style as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length along with some songs also bringing in clean vocals, death metal growls can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and acoustic guitars are also brought onto a couple of tracks. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover a melancholic journey through an empty and brutal existence along with some inspirations from t he writings of Friedrich Nietzsche, Chuck Palanuik, and Neil Gaimon.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Necronautical and if you are a fan of symphonic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "All Is Vanity" "Apotheosis" and "Down The Endless Spiral". 8 out of 10.