Nocturnal Witch are a band from Germany that plays a very raw form of black/thrash metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Summoning Hell" which was released as a joint effort between Undercover and Evil Spell Records.
A very slow and old school black metal sound starts off the album and after a few seconds blackened thrash style vocals are added into the music and the style starts getting more fast and raw sounding along with some blast beats as well as capturing an underground 80's metal atmosphere.
The music on the album starts getting more diverse on the other tracks taking the early 90's raw occult black metal sound of Greece and mixing it in with the 80's German thrash and early South American black , death and thrash metal band while also making it have a more modern feeling as well as having black metal as being the main focus of the recording along with a good amount of evil sounding melodies.
From beginning to end the album keeps a very raw and heavy atmosphere mostly sticking to mid paced and fast parts while still having its slow and melodic moments which are also still very heavy and raw and one guitar solos and leads are utilized the most evil elements of mid 80's black, death and thrash metal join forces along with some deep demonic voices being utilized in the background.
Nocturnal Witch bring a very old school and retro sound in with their album showing the best element s of both first and second wave black metal as well as mixing it in with more underground sounding thrash to create a very heavy and evil record, the production sounds very powerful and makes the bands old school metal approach sound more modern while the lyrics cover darkness, evil, occult, heavy metal and violent themes.
In my opinion Nocturnal Witch are a very great sounding raw and old school black/thrash metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Hellfire Cult" "Realm Of the Dead" "Resurrected Darkness" and "Possessed'. 8 out of 10.