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Review: Reveal - Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth
Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth

Label: High Roller Records
Year released: 2011
Duration: 28:54
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: April 29, 2011
Reviewed by: MetalMike
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Rated 3.75/5 (75%) (4 Votes)

To me, Reveal's Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth sounds like the music that was playing in the nightmare you had where you were being chased by some unseen terror. You know, the one where you couldn't see what was chasing you, but you knew it was there and you couldn't move fast enough to get away. This is some seriously creepy, thrashy Black Metal from Sweden.

Owing more to the 80s output of bands like Venom and Bathory than anything new, Reveal apply some unique production techniques to Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth, which enhances the general feeling of unease. Both the vocals of singer Ghost and the solos of guitarist Spine are drenched in echo, giving them a "from-the-other-side" sound. The main riffs as well as the rhythm section are right up front, punching you in the face. The songs range from horror movie soundtrack ("Nocturne of Eyes and Teeth" with its disturbing, fun house of the damned effects) to straight 80s proto Black/Thrash ("Blue Demon.")

Reveal aren't creating anything new, but by combining their thrashy take on Black Metal with an atmosphere of dire horror, they've made an album worth checking out.

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