Necrophobic
The Nocturnal Silence


5.0
classic

Review

by ValeriusTheImmortal USER (8 Reviews)
January 5th, 2012 | 45 replies | 3,395 views


Release Date: 1993 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Lord of Darkness, hear the call! Come forth and bring us EEEVAAAL!

2 of 4 thought this review was well written

So, one day as I was going through death riffing metal, I stumbled upon this riffing album right riffing here. As I played it, everything seemed to get real riffing dark and quiet, and the clouds parted. The full Moon shown brilliantly and riffs came descending from the night sky. The first thing I thought was, "Holy riffing riff this owns." The riffing didn't stop, either, it just kept riffing going. When it was over(which seemed to happen way too riffing fast; this is one of the fastest 40 minutes I experienced from an album), the Sun was back out and the dream was over. Yes, this album can cause a riffing solar eclipse, it's that riffing awesome.

Okay, now that that's out of the way, what exactly are we looking at here? A blackened death metal album from Sweden by Necrophobic that has quite a bit of melody in the riffs. Wait, wait, wait. I know what you are riffing thinking: no thanks, man, melody is for homosexuals. That's exactly right, Knower of the Wicked, except in certain circumstances - and this is one of them. These aren't sugary fabulously flamboyant riffs. Nay, brethren. These are some downright evil melodic riffs; some of the best I've heard. This album has been approved by Valerius so it's Manly-Metal(TM), rest assured. Women are, of course, encouraged to listen to this, too, so we can get more quality female metal. I know what you are thinking about that as well: that quality female metal is an oxymoron. Well, there is some good female Manly-Metal(TM) out there if you dig deep enough. Anyways, on with this riffy riffing review.

This album came out of Sunlight Studios in Sweden, but the production doesn't sound like many of the albums that came from there. It's lighter - this isn't a heavy or brutal album. It's very much a guitar driven album, with excellent leadwork. The bass is a bit hard to make out, but with riffs like this who gives a flying riff? I don't, and if you like Manly-Metal(TM) you shouldn't either. The drumming isn't phenomenal, but it definitely gets the job done. The vocals are superb, though. Anders Strokirk really sets the mood for this album and sends chills up the spine. So, yes, the atmosphere here is cold, dark, and undoubtedly riffing evil. When I think of an "evil" album, I think of The Nocturnal Silence.

In my opinion, this is one of the finest death metal albums. It's mandatory listening on your journey through extreme metal, and absolutely riffing essential if you like death metal. This is an album I can't be without. It was awesome on first listen, has gotten better with each spin, and with riffs and atmosphere this great I don't see myself losing respect for this album anytime soon.



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ffs
January 5th 2012



4865 Comments


hey thies is cool

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 5th 2012



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

yeah

alachlahol
January 5th 2012



7484 Comments


I don't see myself losing respect for this album anytime soon.


how long does it typically take you to lose respect for an album

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 5th 2012



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

until I find something better

alachlahol
January 5th 2012



7484 Comments


VALERIUS TRAIN OF THOUGHT:

FIND BETTER ALBUM ---> LOSE RESPECT FOR EVERYTHING ELSE


ValeriusTheImmortal
January 5th 2012



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

the quest for metal

or as females call it: the Bigger Better Deal

alachlahol
January 5th 2012



7484 Comments


are you the same valerius dude who spent 15 years in prison after stomping some dude out at a cannibal corpse show

ValeriusTheImmortal
January 5th 2012



1237 Comments

Album Rating: 5.0

i've had quite a few charges. 4 years altogether. and no it wasn't a concert.

DarkNoctus
Contributing Reviewer
January 5th 2012



8780 Comments


i like riffs too! :]

TheNotrap
January 5th 2012



8035 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Have a pos man.
m/

I need to recheck this.

Digging: Savage Grace - Master Of Disguise

linkjerk
January 5th 2012



311 Comments


response to first paragraph: ?????????????

Tyrannic
January 5th 2012



3261 Comments


having a fear of the dead is like the least m/ thing i've ever heard

Restrikted
January 5th 2012



1889 Comments


1st paragraph is obviously GODLIKE

bloc
January 5th 2012



34768 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Album rocks

Digging: Interpol - El Pintor

KILL
January 5th 2012



71392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fuck yea

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KILL
January 5th 2012



71392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

thought this would be elite enough for you fade

KILL
January 5th 2012



71392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

ur not anthracks level yet

KILL
January 5th 2012



71392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

i saw slayer in 86 bitch, hard jams opened for them at the ritz

KILL
January 5th 2012



71392 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

on that tour are you serious? he was bangin kate in the tour bus

TheNotrap
January 5th 2012



8035 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0 | Sound Off

Rules damn hard.
Killer riffs.
m/



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