FRENCH BLACK/DEATH METAL
7/10 – LUKE HAYHURST
Having recently signed to Wormholedeath, French black/death metallers Dunkelnacht have not unveiled their second album entitled “Revelatio”.
Whilst the Atheism inspired lyrics filled with anti-religious rhetoric and the bands views on mankind and the society we live in may be pure black metal, their musical slant is anything but. Sure the grim sounding vocals and the fast paced violence of the riffs is in keeping with traditional black metal but like other bands on the French BM scene they inject their work with so much more. Hints of Heavy and Power Metal permeate the record, double kick drumming instead of blast beats gives an impression of a Death metal influence and the interchange between pace and style constantly keeps you guessing.
“Revelatio” has a progressive feel too it and whilst for the most part the black metal sound never leaves, some of the guitar solos, melodic interludes and superb song craft keep things fresh, always interesting and more than a little varied. Definitely one for the more open minded of black metal fan but still, one worth experiencing.