Carpe Noctem are a band from Iceland that has had music reviewed before in this zine and on this recording plays a dissonant form of black metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Vitrun" which will be released in October by Code666.
Dissonant sounding guitar leads and guitar riffs start off the album while the vocals go for more of a deeper style of black metal along with the faster sections of t he songs also utilizing a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
At times the music gets very progressive and technical while melodies can also be heard in the guitar riffing at times along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length, experimental and avant garde sounds can also be heard in certain sections of the recording.
Elements of death metal can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording and as the album progresses they also bring in an instrumental track.
On this recording Carpe Noctem move way from the viking.black metal style of t heir earlier material and goes into more of a modern and dissonant style of black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Icelandic and cover Norse Myths, Occult Scriptures and Black Magick Rituals.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Carpe Noctem and if you are a fan of dissonant black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Songurrin Sem Omar A Milli Stjarnanna" and "Her Hvillr Bolvun". 8 out of 10.