With powerful and gnarled riffs Nervochaos hits you right in the mouth from the drop of the first note and keeps bulldozing on through their new effort titled Nyctophilia. This record is the seventh full length in the arsenal for Nervochaos and it provides you with thirteen unfiltered, dark, twisting and blackened tracks. Nervochaos sews numerous genres together so pigeonholing them into one specific genre isn’t a completely easy task. These heathens cram together black metal, death metal, punk, some grind and others to create a chaotic yet powerful and memorable sound.
As mentioned, Nervochaos wastes no time at all getting you acquainted with their new record as they begin like a bat out of hell and continue that pace for the entirety of the record. They really only slow down about one time while the intro to Season of the Witch plays for a few seconds before you ultimately get a face full of metal again. Other than that they keep on rolling grave digging song after grave digging song until you really are buried six feet under.
Out of all of the thirteen songs on Nyctophilia each one is just as twisted and menacing as the last. Each song is loud, chaotic, demonic and fearsome and yet as soul banishing as they are you can’t keep yourself from headbanging and enjoying the entertaining listen that Nyctophilia is. This release is a raging storm of blackened nightmares and a completely entertaining one at that as you just want to keep listening over and over again.
There isn’t a song on this record that is lacking at all and there isn’t one that you would think of skipping. Each song plays well off of each other which provides you with an entertaining and utterly bludgeoning listen. From track one to track thirteen you get nothing but metal and nothing else in between and that keeps you headbanging for quite some time. Nyctophilia has a knack for grabbing your attention and keeping it all the way through with high speed grizzly riffs, demonic vocals and an atmosphere that is overtly evil and poisonous.
Nyctophilia is a great listen that gets you engaged from the get go and if you don’t brace yourself from the beginning you may be losing your head in the process of a listen. This record is sharp, headbang worthy and worthy of more than just a few listens. So, the only thing I have to say now is, beware of The Midnight Hunter.
Nyctophilia will be released April 7, 2017 through Greyhaze Records.