Nocturnal Nightmare are a duo from Sweden that plays a very raw and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2013 ep "Reflections Of A Suicidal Mind".
"Reflections Of A Suicidal Mind" begins with the sound of police sirens before adding in drums, depressive guitar riffs and grim black metal screams and after a couple of minutes the drums start speeding up for a few seconds as well as the riffing getting more primitive but for the most part the song pretty much sticks to a slower direction.
"Broken Mirrors" begins with some slow, atmospheric black metal guitar riffs and drums and a few seconds later the grim depressive screams start kicking in and after awhile the drums start getting more aggressive in certain sections of the song, midway through the song the riffing starts speeding up to a more mid paced direction for a few seconds before slowing down again.
"I Dont Belong Here' begins with some soft clean guitars and after a few seconds you can hear some drum parts which slowly lead up to some slow, primitive guitar riffs and depressive screams along with some dark sounding melodies getting added into the riffing and towards the end there is a brief use of whispers before getting silent for a few seconds and then adding in some pianos while also keeping around the black metal elements in the vocals which are mostly spoken word.
Song lyrics cover suicidal and depression themes, while the production has a very dark, raw and primitive sound with a couple of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Nocturnal Nightmare are a very great sounding depressive black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Reflections Of A Suicidal Mind". RECOMMENDED BUY.