January 22, 2009

Nachtmystium - Eulogy IV

Band/artist - Nachtmystium
Genre(s) - Black metal
Origin - United States of America
Album - Eulogy IV
Year of release - 2004

Talking of transitional black metal EPs, this one comes to mind as well. Originally a highly decent USBM band, Nachtmystium have gotten quite a bit of fame and notoriety for including influences from 60s and 70s rock on their latest albums. Eulogy IV documents the first cautious forays into the realm of the psychedelic. This results in some fast black metal topped off with some good soloes, spacey keyboard touches and improvised sections. At
times those sound a bit like they were just glued onto a premade black metal song, but these new influences do give the music a new dimension, and of course the band was just getting started. Besides, plenty of it sounds just plain good. The EP gets more orthodox during the second half of its duration, especially the ultra-conservative choice and rendition of the cover tracks. So if you just can't get used to the Pink Floyd noodling, at least you have something to look forward to.
  1. My vengeance
  2. Eulogy IV
  3. Bleed for thee
  4. The wound which cannot heal
  5. You get nothing
  6. Kronet (Ildjarn cover)
  7. Bak to lysende oyne (Ildjarn cover)
  8. Satanic blood (Von cover)
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