The Nightstalker are a solo project from Belgium that has been featured before in this zine and plays a keyboard and ambient style of black metal and this is a review of his 2015 album "All For A Promise" which was released by Wolfshade Records.
A very dark ambient keyboard sound starts off the album and a few seconds later melodic guitar leads and grim whispers make their presence known on the recording which also leads up to a heavier musical direction that also introduces black metal vocals onto the recording while also keeping around the keyboard sound.
Clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and some songs also bring in elements of goth and dark metal and there are also a couple of instrumentals present on the album while some of the later tracks add in a touch of dungeon synth and when of the later guitar solos adds an influence of post black metal to the recording and the whole album sticks to a very slow musical direction while the music speeds up a bit on the last track and also brings in a small amount of blast beats.
The Nightstalker creates another slow, keyboard orientated black metal album which remains faithful to the musical style that he has established on previous recordings, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics continue the concept of the fallen angel "Nightstalker' and his story.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from The Nightstalker and if you are a fan of keyboard orientated, ambient black metal, you should enjoy this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Fight Under the Rain" "The Diversion" "I Miss Her" and "Army Of Darkness". 8 out of 10.