Released: 2014, Agonia Records
Reviewer: Metal-Rules.com UK Team
Having disappeared from the music scene, Nocturnal Breed are ready to hit the stage with a renewed line up and an even bolder sound with their unique blend of Black and Thrash Metal that set’s them apart from their contemporaries.
Bursting out with the energetic pace of ‘The Devil Swept the Ruins’ the galloping drums, metallic riffs and gruelling shrieks reel you in immediately as the opening track glides along effortlessly. Around halfway through, the guitarists showcase some impressive solos, cementing their formidable song writing abilities.
‘Speedkrieg’ follows up with a punchy bass, thrash driven riffs and impressive lead. The vocals tear their way through with a savage tonality that is matched with strong backing vocals, with more face melting solos thrown about the place.
The tech driven guitars and husky growls of ‘The Bitch of Buchenwald’ keep the momentum pumping with eccentric drums and charging guitars. The tortured sounding vocals around half way through plunge the track deeper into an agony revealing a greater depth than before.
‘Dawn Campaign…flame Thrower Ridge’ pummels out with a metallic edginess that is guaranteed to get heads banging at live shows, whilst the venomous screams pierce through with an impressive transition of riffs and lead.
By Ben Spencer