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Review: Nokturnal Forest - Cleansed by the Evil Hand
Nokturnal Forest
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Cleansed by the Evil Hand

Label: Independent
Year released: 2010
Duration: 28:56
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 2.75/5

Review online: August 1, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Cleansed by the Evil Hand

Rated 2/5 (40%) (4 Votes)
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This is the second demo for Nokturnal Forest – a one-man band from Syria, where I believe you still get in big dog trouble for making this kind of music. Since the dude is probably taking a big risk recording this, I wish I could say it is kickass in some way, but really it is just bland. The recording is extraordinarily thin and without any low end at all. The guitars are a waspish buzz and the other instruments are pretty much inaudible except for the vague clicking of the drum machine. There is a certain underground charm to this that is just undeniable, but the songwriting does not rise above generic, and a bit of atmosphere cannot raise this above the crowd of similar bands.

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