Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Nightstalker/Against The Anesthetist/Wolfshade Records/2013 FUll Length Review


  The  Nightstalker  are  a  1  man  band  from  Belgium  that  plays  a  dark  ambient  form  of  black metal  and  this  is  a  review  of  his  2013  album  "Against  The  Anesthetist"  which  was  released  by  Wolfshade  Records.

  "Snow  Falls  On  Natural  City"  begins  with  some  dark  and  evil  sounding  synths  which  leads  to  some  grim  black  metal  vocals  which  also  mix  in  with  the  synths  as  well  as  serving  as  an  intro  for  the  album.

  "Strange  World"  begins  with  some  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  full  chords  along  with  a  melodic  and  atmospheric  background  which  leads  to  some  grim  screams  as  well  as  the  guitars  using  more  open  notes  and  finger  picking  and  after  awhile  you  can  hear  some  semi  heavy  guitar  riffs  for  a  few  seconds  before  returning  to  its  more  soft  roots.

  "Am  I  Like  Him"  begins  with  some  heavy  and  melodic  guitar  riffs  which  also  lead  to  some  drum  programming  as  well  as  some  synths  setting  up  the  mood  for  some  vocals  which  combines  with  all  of  the  other  musical  instruments  during  its  3  minutes  of  existence.

  "Without  News  From  Father"  starts  off  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  finger  picking  and  after  a  few  seconds  you  can  hear  some  electric  guitar  sounds  in  the  background  which  lead  to  the  vocals  kicking  in,  as  the  song  moves  on  synths  make  their  presence  known  along  with  some  melodic  guitar  leads.while focusing  more  on  synths  on  vocals.

  "Sad  To  See  You  Again"  begins  with  some  synth  playing  which  leads  to  some  melodic  guitar riffs  as  well  as  the  grim  and  dark  vocals  which  combine  with  the  guitars  and  synths  until  the  song  comes  to  and  end.

  "If  I Never  Felt"  starts  off  with  some  soft  ambient  synths  which  leads  to  the  drum  programming  and  melodic  black  metal  guitar  riffs  which  after  awhile  leads  to  the  black  metal  vocals  as  well  as  switching  back  and  forth  between  synth  and  guitar  parts.

  "Questions"  begin  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing,  powerful  bass  playing,  drum  programming  and  vocals  which  lead  to  some  synths  getting  mixed  in  and  after  awhile  some  heavy  guitar  riffs  make  their  presence  known  while  also  keeping  around  the  other  musical  instruments.

  "Against  The  Anesthetist"  begins  with  some clean  guitar  playing  which  leads  to  the  drum  programming,  synths,  and  heavy  guitar  riffs  along  with  some  bass  and  grim  vocals  which  also  lead  to  the  riffing  getting  more  melodic  and  towards the  end  the  synths  start  getting  even  more  powerful.

  "An  Escape"  begins  with  some  soft  synth  playing  which  utilizes  a  variety  of  many  different  keys  setting  up  the  mood  for  some  bass,  drums  and  melodic  guitar  playing  which  also  starts  mixing  in  some  power  chords  which  leads  up  to  the  introduction  of  the  vocals  which  mix  in  with  the  other musical  instruments.

  "Some  Blood  In  The  Snow"  begins  with  some  soft  acoustic  guitar  playing  which  utilizes  finger  picking  and  full  chords  along  with  some  dark  sounding  vocals  which  combine  with  some  guitars  and  synths  to  close  the  album.

  Song  lyrics  are  a  concept  album  based  upon  an  angel  known  as  The  Nightstalker  and  his  battle  and  struggles  against  darkness  and  light  from  is  own  point  of  view,  while t he  production  has  a  very  dark  and  heavy  sound.

  In  mt  opinion  The  NightStalker"  is  a  very  great  sounding  dark  ambient/black  metal  solos  artist  and  if  you  are  a  fan  of  this  musical  genre,  you  should  check  out  this  album.  RECOMMENDED  TRACKS  INCLUDE  "Snow  Falls  On  Natural  City"  "Without  News  From  The  Father"  "Questions"  and  "An  Escape".  RECOMMENDED  BUY.    

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