Nocturnal Speed Metal? What the hell is that? Well, based on this debut by a Danish band who call their music just that, I'd say it's very speedy, raw but tuneful traditional metal with a bit of black metal-inspired hyperspeed drumming. Sounds like a cool idea: basically raw, fast trad metal with some extreme elements, but no extreme vocals. Does it work? Pretty much. Songwriting quality is a bit inconsistent, but when they're on, it's a hyperactive joyride, as on "Bloodbasker" and "Dizzy Me Deadly" (huh?). Some parts are a bit too frantic, and there's one somewhat unwieldy epic, but man, the energy level is ridiculous! Definitely promising.