Sunday, March 18, 2012

NOCTURNUS-s/t 7" ep(1993)



1. Posses the priest
2. Mummified

This ep was released just after the band had broken up, and even though there are only two songs on the ep, there is 10 mins worth of music.  These guys were one of the first death metal bands to incorporate a keyboard player both live and on records.   As any old metal heads out there remember key boards were a no no for most metal.  NO FUCKING KEYBOARDS!  When I first looked at their records I had the same thought. With these guys I always thought it worked pretty well though, as the themes of the songs were always pretty Sci-fi based, and it worked as cool back ground effects.  I was turned onto the band by Dave & Jack who owned Erl Records.  They would always call me up when new stuff came in, and throw stuff in the save drawer at their shop for me.  I first discovered Carcass, and Crossed Out through these guys and their Albany NY based record shop.  I picked up this bands first LP from them, and consistently kept buying other stuff from them that they released.  These dudes were total Technical death nerds, and influenced a slew of other death-tech bands.  The original line up included the first Morbid Angel drummer(who also sang).  Florida death metal will always have a place in my heart.

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3 comments:

  1. great ep, less focused than their previous work but more relaxed :).
    axegrinder croatia

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  2. Saw them at the Marquee in London with Boltthrower or Cathedral (can't remember who). They were great. Wasn't the Bass player ex Morbid Angel too?

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  3. ^ yep but for what i know,he was found in the bed with the hoe of azaghtot so he leaved and formed nocturnus

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