Nyctophilia are a solo project from Poland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very atmospheric and depressive form of satanic black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "At Mortem Et Tenebrae" which will be released in December by Wolfspell Records.
Clean playing starts off the album along with a brief use of rain and thunder sounds before going into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with the solos and leads being done in a very chaotic style and the vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams.
All of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the music also having its depressive moments as well as some whispers also being added into certain sections of the recording and some songs also add in a small amount of ambient sounding synths and as the album progresses the guitar leads also start getting more melodic.
Nyctophilia creates another recording that remains true to the atmospheric and depressive style of satanic black metal from his previous releases, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover nature, darkness and Satanism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nyctophilia and if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive and satanic black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "With Hate Freezing My Veins" and "Through Fullmoon Forest". 8 out of 10.