BLOOD HARVEST RECORDS and HELTER SKELTER PRODUCTIONS (distributed & marketed by REGAIN RECORDS) are proud to present NOCTAMBULIST's striking debut album, Atmospheres of Desolation, on CD, vinyl LP, and cassette tape formats.
Hailing from Denver, Colorado, NOCTAMBULIST formed in 2016 and so far have only teased with a single track on their own Bandcamp page. However, sinister things await and a full-length has been lurking for some time now... Indeed accurately titled, Atmospheres of Desolation is a devouring vortex of dissonant death metal with an almost levitational aspect. NOCTAMBULIST can churn & blast with the best of 'em, but it's their acute attention to atmospheric detail and eerily melodic coloring which set them apart from their peers. It's all too easy to get lost in the record's perpetual slipstream of angular aggression and heaving heaviness, at times stultifying in its dizzying displays of necromantic death; underneath those layers - or, one could say, also atop them - wriggle tendrils of tension and unease that almost effortlessly drag the listener along with e'm, making the entirety of Atmospheres of Desolation the epitome of an album experience.
Recommended for maniacs of Blood Incantation, Altarage, and especially godfathers Gorguts, dissonant death metal has spawned new mavericks in NOCTAMBULIST. Behold their Atmospheres of Desolation!
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Deathspell Omega has been lauded for what seems like ages now however I didn't personally listen to them much at all until after this release, instead preferring to stick to more traditional "orthodox" BM..
Long story short I'm forever grateful to our Dark Lord that I decided to expand my horizons because this as well as every other album in DSO's catalog is an absolute masterpiece and every fan of extreme metal music(not just Black Metal) owes it to themselves to check them out.
The Furnaces of Palingenesia is stunningly innovative how it transforms what appears to be harsh disconnected noise into melodic beauty through weaving indecipherable and indistinguishable dissonant threads together into a tapestry of melodic perfection that checks all the right boxes and can only be described as art. Consequently, you'll discover that every subsequent listen will unearth new layers that you seemingly didn't hear before.
For the best experience, listen alone in a dark room with headphones (preferably light up a fat blunt) and give yourself up wholly to the music. Let the deeply malignant and yet blessedly euphoric aura of dissonance overtake your pathetic soul.
Blessed is he that murders Christ in himself and in his fellow man.
Amen. Matthew Kokinda