Sound — 9
When you anticapate a albums unvail some feeling spring into your stomach but above all "will this album transcend the one before it." Interpretations differ but one solid observation is that nocturnal surmounted it's siblings in technacality, creativity, and overall depth. TBDM fandom spent two years agonizing whether the next creation would have the same elements unique to the band itself due to change in staff and unfounded gossip of resolve. Though with Nocturnal lines have been crossed TBDM has crossed them with the same ambiguous hate induced aura as it's predecessors. TBDM have recieved much criticism concerning originialty and has made a descent attempt to rise above mainstream. Vocalist Trevor Strnad has made huge hurdles in the release chorally and lyrically. Trevor still holding a solid grip on his transition from his low roar to a howl rembling somewhat of a howl.
Lyrics — 10
Vocalist Trevor Strnad has made huge hurdles in the release chorally and lyrically. Trevor still holding a solid grip on his transition from his low roar to a howl rembling somewhat of a howl. Every phrase in harmony with the rest of the track. Coming into every song Trevor equips himself with an arsenal of verbal weapons he throws at his tenuous discretion. Compiled with his range of different voices resymboling that of perpetual darkness though concepts of humanities pale insticts are thrown into the cauldron. In it's great Nocturnal becomes an elixir so potent with disease and filth if there is a god he would have trouble "taking it to the dome."
Overall Impression — 9
Every phrase in harmony with the rest of the track. From each original member of the lineup the listener can really grasp how much they've developed as musicians coming from Miasma. Partly by the balance they have created in the heavy riffs but at the same time keeping a smooth and sharp melody When listening you can almost feel the amount of labor cultivated into this masterpiece. You can't help but give this album recognition.