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Review: Nycticorax - Black Raven…Dark Night
Black Raven…Dark Night

Label: Independent
Year released: 2006
Duration: 60:00
Tracks: 16
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: December 6, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.67/5 (73.33%) (3 Votes)

Well, I just recently reviewed this band's most recent album, but I'm not too sure where this came from, since it was released 6 years ago, but anyway. This is another highly orthodox album of Black Metal by this one-man band, and it is not really any more awesome than their latest.

This disc also opens with an interminable ‘atmospheric' time-wasting intro that goes on for almost three and a half minutes. Yawn. When we get to the real music things don't get much more exciting. This guy seems to like to harp on and on with one main riff, repeating it until you are ready to drill holes in your head. Start any song and listen to the first riff - not bad, right? Well, get used to it, because you're going to hear that one riff 100 times in a row. The songwriting here defines "derivative", the production is unexciting, and the vocals just sort of hack away monotonously. Even if you are a diehard BM fan, I can't see much reason to have this.

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