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Review: Nocternity - Harps of the Ancient Temples
Harps of the Ancient Temples

Label: Iron Bonehead Productions
Year released: 2015
Duration: 47:30
Tracks: 8
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: November 19, 2015
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4.33/5 (86.67%) (6 Votes)

Well, Greek one-man band Nocternity has been dicking around for twelve years now, putting out splits and EPs instead of a proper follow-up to the awesome Onyx. And the only thing anyone wants to know is if it was worth the wait.

Well, this is a decent album, but it is in no way on a par with Onyx. This is a very mellow album, without any of the grit and aggression of that great disc. The guitar sound is smooth and weak, and the compositions just kind of stroll along. Yes, it has an epic feeling, but Onyx laid down an epic feeling with a spitting, slashing guitar sound and a lot of actual metal riffing and tearing. This album is much more atmospheric and soft, and while it makes for good background listening, it never catches fire. A decent listen, but after twelve years it is pretty much a dud.

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