The Nightstalker are 1 a band from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and continues his dark ambient approach to black metal on this new recording and this is a review of his 2014 album "The Chronicles of Natural City" which was released by Wolfshade Records.
Classical guitars start off the album along with synths and grim black metal vocals and after the intro melodic guitars make their way into the music as well as the recording getting a bit heavier and the guitars have more of a dominant sound on this recording than the previous one that was reviewed and the music sticks to mostly a slow or mid paced direction as well as adding in guitar leads.
As the album progresses classical guitars make their return in certain sections of the recording as well as the synths bringing in more symphonic and dark ambient elements to the recording and there is also a mixture of both heavy and soft songs being included on the album with the heavier tracks evoking a more melodic black metal atmosphere and on some of the later t racks spoken word parts become a part of the music.
The Nightstalker add a new chapter to their dark ambient black metal sound and remaining true to the musical direction of the previous recordings as well as having a very powerful sounding production and the lyrics continuing the concept about the archangel 'The Nightstalker' and his story.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Nightstalker and if you are a fan of dark ambient black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Remember The War" "Trouble In My Head" "The Confrontation" and "Alone Against The Apocalypse". 8 out of 10.