The Noctambulant are a band from Florida that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of t heir 2016 album "Advocatus Diaboli" which was released by Domestic Genocide Records.
A very heavy sound along with melodic guitar leads start off the album as well as all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful while the vocals bring in a mixture of death metal growls and black metal screams and when the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard.
Melodies can be heard quite a bit coming out of the guitar riffing while the tremolo picking gives the songs a more raw feeling and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and one song also adds in a brief use of bells while a later song also uses a small amount of laughs and spoken word parts.
Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's and as the album progresses a brief use of clean singing can be heard and a later track is very long and epic in length and one song also has an avant garde feeling before getting a lot more heavier and almost towards the end a brief use of rain sounds and pianos can be heard and acoustic guitars are used on t he closing track briefly.
The Noctambulant plays a style of black metal that is very raw and melodic in the 90's Swedish tradition while also mixing in elements of death metal, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Occultism and Death themes.
In my opinion The Noctambulant are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Legion" "Creeping Dead" "Evil Calling" "Blood For Life" and "Winter's Hell Dominion". 8 out of 10.
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