Noctem Aeturnus are a solo project from Argentina that plays a very atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Winter Spells" which will be released in September by Naturmacht Productions.
Field recordings start off the album along with some atmospheric soundcapes while ambient style synths are also utilized at times along with the heavier riffs also bringing in a great amount of melody as well as the vocals being mostly high pitched black metal screams and clean playing can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Spoken word parts are also added into some parts of the music while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling along with the music also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Some of the tracks being very long and epic in length while guitar solos and leads when they are utilized are done in a very melodic style and as the album progresses a brief classical orientated instrumental can also be heard before returning back to a heavier direction and nature sounds can also be heard briefly.
Noctem Aeturnus plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric and epic sounding while also mixing in elements of ambient at times, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion Noctem Aeternus are a very great sounding atmospheric solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Winter Spells" "Nocturnal Mantle" and "The Waning Moon Has Fallen"..8 out of 10.