NOCTURNAL VOMIT “Cursed Relics” LP
The initial feedback that I got about this record was that it was great old-school death metal a la Asphyx. After listening to it once or twice per day ever since Kill Yourself Prods sent me over the CD version, I can assure you that it is much more than that!
“Cursed Relics” is old-school death metal all right, BUT it has a personality and character of its own that make it stand apart and above most of its competitors/comrades, and make it nothing less than an essential fucking acquisition.
This is muddy and sinister. An intense occult atmosphere emanates from the crude, yet hard hitting and straight-to-the-pont musicianship, not unlike the early feats of our local heros (Necromantia, Rotting Christ, Varathron, Horrified, etc). The overall sound helps Nocturnal Vomit achieve that. It has an unusual tone and contributes decisevely to the eeriness of the ensemble.
The awe-inspiring, phenomenal licensed artwork by Zdzislaw Beksinski (R.I.P.) predisposes the listener perfectly for the sonic mists he’s about to enter. Buy or die!
- Regular edition on Black vinyl.
- Printed inner sleeves
~ by fieldoperative on October 6, 2012.