Nokturnal Hellstorm
Dominance and Persecution


3.5
great

Review

by Zach USER (111 Reviews)
March 2nd, 2021 | 8 replies


Release Date: 2016 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Drink Kool Aid, Hail Satan.

Nokturnal Hellstorm is a name that resonates with the very essence of black metal. The witchy cackles, the sharp, rapid plucking of frosty trems and the ever present, never ending barrage of blast beats that beat us over the skull like a baton wielded by beelzebub himself, all of these wonderful traits worm their way into Dominance and Persecution. It is worth noting that this does not make for anything particularly original, but this doesn't take away from the ferocity of a formula that has been tried and tested when the musicians behind the kit are simply this ***ing wicked.

It is evident immediately, when the Castlevania synths give way to the scathing battle cry of "Oppression". I mean this quite honestly when I say the warlike wail had my pants soiled, and while it may have resulted in a foul and irredeemable pair of Levi Strauss, it is worth the damage and then some, for my friends, the onslaught has only just begun. Through the likes of "Rot Baron" or "Scourge Saints" your skin will be flayed thoroughly with unyielding gritty riffs and the occasional guitar sweep, while your bones are rattled and rustled and rombled (?) by a well abused kick pedal. This album is 0-100 with close to no respite or change in fury or attitude, save for the desperate and disorienting first half of "The Thirst That Cannot be Quenched ", a sound that is much more pained and morose than it is bludgeoning (although even this transitions back into a very fierce old-school black metal wave of scaling tremolos and barks).

Nokturnal Hellstorm operates firmly within black metals confines with nods given to some of minimally less conventional acts (aka, any black metal band with a synth in at least 3 of their songs). At times I find myself looking for bands like this more these days-bands that show that passion alone can instill unbridled energy into the base template of a genre. It's this passion that drives Dominance and Persecution. It is a love for all things that make the genre often gloriously corny, but ultimately fun and full of life. So I implore you, fellow riff brethren, light up your 50 cent Walmart frankincense, swirl red wine in your plastic goblet ominously for an excessive amount of time and please, jam Nokturnal Hellstorm.



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Dedes
March 2nd 2021


7626 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Goddamn has it been far too long.

I think I wanna get back into the habit of writing semi often, perhaps even once a week or so. I enjoy it but oml is the writing talent of some of the more recent reviewers becoming intimidating lmao

parksungjoon
March 2nd 2021


29260 Comments


huh apparently dan lilker (anthrax, s.o.d., nuclear assault, brutal truth) played on this

Dedes
March 2nd 2021


7626 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

Shit your right

I've never jammed Brutal Truth but I feel like I should

rage11111ro
March 2nd 2021


357 Comments


I m such a mess. Thought this was a Nokturnal mortum review and was about to say:'Nope, it's Nokturnal Hellstorm (or smth) the one Dan lilker was in. These Nokturnal mortum guys are cvlt and maybe NS from Ukraine, hard to have Dan there.'

Still on Dan, I am shocked to learn from your post that he was in Antrax. OMG, how in the world? I am quite a fan of Brutal truth and venomous concept, never imagined this.

On the review , very nice, definitely got me to check this out.

And now to bed: eyes and brains malfunctioning..

parksungjoon
March 2nd 2021


29260 Comments


>I've never jammed Brutal Truth but I feel like I should

ya ya at least the first two for sure

parksungjoon
March 2nd 2021


29260 Comments


>Still on Dan, I am shocked to learn from your post that he was in Antrax. OMG, how in the world?

yea, he played bass on fistful of metal and the demos

rage11111ro
March 2nd 2021


357 Comments



'ya ya at least the first two for sure'(2)

They are great overall but unfortunately they got worst and worst (or less good). And this being said I of course own their last two..

And now really going to sleep with Dan in Anthrax picture in mind, what a shocker

oltnabrick
March 4th 2021


40175 Comments


this looks fun

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