The Nocturnal Silence

by Necrophobic

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Matthew Toye
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Matthew Toye If you're in the know about Swedish death metal then Necrophobic doesn't need an introduction. Their 1993 debut is beyond classic. Favorite track: Before The Dawn.
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patient_ot Classic early 90s Swedish death metal, right up there with the best early work from bands like Dismember and Entombed. Necrophobic put enough of their own spin on things to make them stand out from those bands, as well as a lot of the generic death metal out there nowadays. Great album.
William Ring
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William Ring One of the overlooked gems of the Death Metal world. Almost impossible to pick a favorite track. Necrophobic are gods among men. Favorite track: Inborn Evil.
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xhrl_ Lead guitar on this LP achieves significance without excessive scale-spewing or other lamenesses of mediocre metal. Drumming is precise & coherent with the guitar, although its aims are clearly not to reinvent but to perform with enlightened function. The very competent bassist on this LP kneads his deviations from form well into the music to accentuate transitions.Harsh vocals howl chortling, throaty shrieks. The metal structure is clear in the shape of melodic patterns around harmonic cores.
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There are classic albums and there are cult albums. “The Nocturnal Silence” is both, one of the best early statements of the Swedish death metal uprising of the early to mid 90s. Though the album has been remastered, it still sounds great in its original form. There is nothing overly polished about it, it simply manages to retain a dark intonation that many death metal albums only wish they could have. So often we forget what the pure evil of this genre used to sound like, jaded from endless overdubbed albums with focus on technical precision to the detriment of atmosphere. The Nocturnal Silence remains a true relic of extreme Swedish metal.

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released January 17, 2010

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