Nocrul are a duo from Hungary that has been featured before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Eye of Terror".
Heavy riffs along with some melodic guitar leads start off the album while they also mix synths in with the heavier sections of the music along with the vocals being mostly grim black metal screams as well as the riffs also using a great amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some clean playing and spoken word parts also being used briefly as well as the tremolo picking giving the songs a more raw feeling and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and as the album progresses a small amount of growls can also be heard and they close the album with a cover of Heaven And Hell's "Atom And Evil".
On this recording Nocrul goes into more of a melodic black metal direction while also keeping the atmospheric elements of their previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based on Warhammer 40k.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nocrul and if you are a fan of melodic and atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Let The Ground Be The Grave Marker Of The Heroes" "Dark Purpose Of Madness" and "Forces of Chaos". 8 out of 10.