Nox Formulae are a band from Greece that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very ritualistic form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Drakon-Darshon-Satan" which will be released in March by Dark Descent Records.
A very fast and raw sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats. All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very dark yet melodic style and a couple of the tracks are long and epic in length.
Vocals are mostly angry sounding black metal screams while the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark sounding melodies. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as one track also introducing clean playing onto the recording.
Ritualistic sounding whispers and spoken word parts can also be heard on some of the tracks as well as the music also capturing a very occult atmosphere. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are based upon "At The Outskirts Of The Shadow Current: The Dark Initiation In This Life Time" by Daemon Gharressieth which goes into the dark traditions offered by the Red Dragon to humanity.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Nox Formulae and if you are a fan of ritualistic, satanic and occult black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Psychopath Of NOX" "The Black Stone Of Satan" and "Eve of Annihilation". 8/5 out of 10.