MDPR Clients: Necralant "Self Titled" - Reviewed By Full Metal Mayhem! Check it out here at this link: https://lorenzvangore.wixsite.com/fullmetalmayhem/post/necralant-mit-necralant
Release date: October 9, 2020
Other releases by the band: This is their first album. There are no demos, splits or other releases to date.
How did I get to know the band: Again, Metal Devastation Radio brought me to this band. US Black Metal can do something, so let's see.
How do I find the disc: We have a really good piece of black metal on display here. So let's not waste any time and listen to it:
THE REIGNING FEAR opens with the typical amplifier hum, then it goes off quickly with Black Metal as it should be. Dark, tough and aggressive. The vocals sound really old-school, dark and croaking as they tell a story of ancient graves and demons. A successful introduction to the album.
IN A GRIMM TIME starts a little more calmly. Here a little melancholy mixes in with the aggression, which also goes wonderfully with the text. It's probably about the end times, or what life after death, where neither heaven nor hell wait for souls, but an endless grave field.
DESCENDING TO POWER is rumbling to itself in mid-tempo. The bass can also be heard here, which lays nicely on the reef and creates infernal depths. Like its predecessor, the text takes away all hope of a beautiful life after death and is here also an indictment against Christianity.
TO DUST… sounds really old-school. A little Thrash, a little Punk can be guessed, plus a whole bunch of blackest steel, with a rumbling rhythm and that's my favorite on the album. Here the band describes itself as a helper of the apocalypse. The vocals have also changed, now they sound higher and more screeching, which gives the album a bit of variety.
THE FIRMAMENT is ripping me out completely. A quiet, calm piece that may have been recorded with a xylophone or a synth. It is reminiscent of the soundtrack of an old video game, with a sinister theme. Not bad but an unexpected instrumental.
HOST FOR A BLACK MASS, on the other hand, really starts right away. The pace is relentlessly increased. There is nothing more to say here. A really strong song that tells of a black mass.
DESTRUCTION RITUAL ends the album worthily with a nasty mid-tempo song, which offers little vocals, but uses it specifically to develop its effect.
Conclusion: You can definitely listen to it once. If you want traditional, but by no means dusty Black Metal, you should give the band a chance. I'm looking forward to what's to come. - Full Metal Mayhem
Necralant is a True New England Black Metal band from Central, Massachusetts, USA. It was created by teen Nölan Harold in the midst of the cold New England winter months of 2020. All music is masterminded and performed by him, leaving the vocals to be performed by the well-known figure in the New England metal scene, Mictain. Necralant has one studio album to date, their self-titled debut released on October 17th 2020.
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"Necralant" is a raw, winding barrage of blackened hymns for only the truest of metal listeners and the coldest of souls. Prepare to submerse yourself in the soundtrack to Lucifer's unearthly descension, through clouds of crushing overdriven guitars, bombarding drumbeats and shrieking gutteral screams that will haunt the darkest caverns of your nightmares. This is the self-titled debut offering from one of New England's true black metal practitioners: Necralant.
Brought to you by Upside Underground Productions
Released October 17, 2020
Nolan- All Instruments
All music and lyrics written by Nolan Harold
Mixed, mastered, and produced by Marc Vray Jr. at Upside Underground
1. The Reigning Fear 03:03
2. In a Grim Time 03:25
3. Descending To Power 03:00
4. To Dust... 04:28
5. The Firmament 02:40
6. Host For A Black Mass 04:45
7. Destruction Ritual 06:11
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