söndag 16 juli 2017
Nyctophilia / Nihil Invocation - Season of the Purest Decay
The putrid chamber doors open once again into Hateworks temple!
This time we are threatened with a split tape from two fairly new bands, the split starts off with Nihil Invocation which is a one man band from the States and he delivers a bleak and slow paced puke of illness, a bit rough around the edges (technically speaking) but it goes well with the dead atmosphere though, the three songs here takes you to a place where a withering solitude is king and you is its bitch.
Raw and primitive, an interesting start....also NI has another release out this year called "Disease in Solitude"...dont know if it has a physical release though.
On the B-side we have the Polish one man band Nyctophilia.
This music continues with the utter bleakness and, these two bands fit very well together on this split for sure. Besides the similar atmospheres Nyctophilia plays a more solid and concentrated style and for me it is the side i resonate the most with. It has effective friction between vengeful raw outbursts to the more calmer icy bits, only two songs but i feel they give you enough of its bleeding persona & damaged soul to make it worthwile.
Nyctophilia also have released a Ep "Gdzie noc jest najczarniejsza"(dont ask me what that means..) & a full length this year called "Dwelling in the Fullmoon Light".
All in all a solid slab of raw misanthropic black metal. (that also make me want to hear more from both bands)
On a sidenote both the members of these bands have another band together called Baphometic Deathslaught with a fresh debut demo out now...digitally anyways.
1. Nihil Invocation - The Ceremonial Chambers of Perpetual Hate (Intro) 01:11 instrumental
2. Nihil Invocation - A God Amongst Lethargy and Desolation 04:50
3. Nihil Invocation - Only the Dissonant Shadows...Cast Upon My Throne 05:14
4. Nyctophilia - Beneath Oppression of Sun 06:16
5. Nyctophilia - Let My Dark Blood Flow 06:54