Nocturnal – Serpent Death (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24bit/48kHz | Time – 47:18 minutes | 617 MB | Genre: Metal
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front Cover | © Dying Victims Productions
An intermittently resuscitated effigy to die-hard blasphemic German thrash metal traditions, Mainz-entrenched quartet Nocturnal were giving us the ’85-’88 witching metal experience long before the craft would become a too-public habit among also-ran revivalist thrash metal sect across the globe. Gratifying as it might’ve been to drive stakes into the dirt early and claim high honors upon the blackened thrash metal landscape in both war and peacetime, founding guitarist and visionaire Avenger (Angel of Damnation, Front Beast, Sacrifixion, et al.) is yet thrall to seek an infinite war against foulest religion with the perfection of the decidedly Teutonic thrash metal riff as his major modus. We’ve always gotten classicist thrash metal without consideration for trendiness or timeliness from ’em but on this fourth full-length, ‘Serpent Death’, we can consider Avenger & co. riders on a wave of timeless apocalyptic speed metal appeal as they come full circle with their latest attack.