Nocrul are a band from Hungary that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Khorne" which will be released on cassette on February 28th by Neverheard Distro.
Demonic sounds start off the album before adding in heavy guitar riffing a few seconds later along with some grim black metal screams and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and atmospheric synths are also used at times and clean playing is also added into some of the songs.
A decent amount of melody can be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the solos and leads are also done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw black metal feeling and there is also a brief use of deep growls and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and a brief use of ambient elements can also be heard on one of the tracks and they close the album with a cover of Summoning's "Hails To The Sons of Lugberz".
Nocrul plays a style of black metal that is very epic, atmospheric and melodic while also having its raw moments, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon the brutal world of Warhammer 40k.
In my opinion Nocrul are a very great sounding atmospheric black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Khornaete Daemons" "Greater Feets Of Carnage" and "Cult Of Khorne". 8 out of 10.