Noctem Aeturnus are a solo project from Argentina that has had music reviewed before in this zine and plays an atmospheric form of black metal and this is a review of his 2020 album "Landscape Of Discord" which was released by Naturmacht Productions,
Nature sounds start off the album along with some synths and symphonic elements a few seconds later while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly before going into a heavier direction. When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly high pitched black metal screams while the riffs also add in a great amount of melody. Throughout the recording you can also hear a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very atmospheric style and the music also has its atmospheric moments.
A great portion of the tracks are also very long and epic in length along with some orchestral instruments also being utilized at times. Spoken word parts also make a return in certain sections of the recording as well as the vocals also getting more deep sounding on some of the later songs and as the album progresses a brief use of clean playing can also be heard. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are inspired by Nordic and Greek Mythology and cover darkness and nature themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Noctem Aeturnus and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Those Who Shall Perish" "Necromancy" and "Solstice In The Dark". 8 out of 10.