Atmospheric doom metal band Noctu give us their latest full length and it’s everything a fan of this ilk can ask for – they do it tastefully and keep it sincere. There’s no melodrama here or a thousand things happening at the same time. It’s about the purity of emotions and they maintain that on this release.
We’ve tried something new here where the physical product goes – the 8-panel digipak CD will exude the fragrance of funeral flowers, which is just apt for their funeral doom music.
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Check out the preview track “Fitte Tenebre” here:
Genre – Atmospheric Doom Metal
Release Date – May 8th, 2020
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records
For fans of – Mournful Congregation, Esoteric, Chalice of Suffering, Illimitable Dolor, Evoken, Oak, Esogenesi, Shining
Noctu play haunting, atmospheric blackened doom metal that infects the soul, eviscerates it and leaves it hollow, bereft of the abundance of feelings that once invaded it. This is an unexpectedly sharp, incisive, singular and ultimately extremely effective form of expression, imbued with a deep, harrowing tone that has the power to incapacitate one’s thoughts and rendering the person helpless to its introspective melancholy. Never before has the music of this kind shown such clarity and purpose without degenerating into incontinent lapses of urgency. This is stoic, consistent and stately doom with magical convincing power; the impact is profound and lasting. This perhaps epitomizes the funeral doom sound but has added atmosphere and bleakness to keep it relegated to just that. A measured, patient listen is sure to move the listener and those with physical copies of this release will even catch a whiff of the fragrance of flowers showered upon tombs from it.
Band lineup –
Noctu – Everything
Guest lead guitars by Justin Hartwig (Mournful Congregation) on Lucida Oscurita Senziente
Artwork by Diego Spezzoni
Track listing –
1. Suicidio Al Chiaro Di Luna
2. Fitte Tenebre (Le Radici Dell’ Inferno)
3. Oltre I Cancelli Del Cimitero
4. Lucida Oscurita Senziente (ft. Justin Hartwig of Mournful Congregation)
5. Sangue Sulla Mia Lapide
6. Isolato Da Un Mondo Senza Speranza