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Band
Noctem
Title
Haeresis
Type
LP/EP
Company
Prosthetic
YOR
2016
Style
Black
2/16/2017 - Review by: Greg Watson
Symphonic black metal that is what Dimmu Borgir wishes they were
Noctem's brand of symphonic blackened death on "Haeresis" is just infectious and is everything that Dimmu wishes they could be. A nice mix of black and death metal tinged with atmospheric symphonic pieces makes this album very listenable and there's plenty of aggression president as well. I'm very impressed by the quality of this album and will be enjoying this one for a while.
Recommended for fans of: Belphegor, Dissection, Dimmu Borgir
PERSONAL BREAKDOWN:

ENJOYMENT
4
MUSIC
4.5
VOCALS
4
PRODUCTION
4
ARTWORK
4.5
LYRICS
4


  • 1 :REVIEW COUNT
    4 :AVE RATING

ALL REVIEWS FOR: NOCTEM
TITLE
DOR
COMPANY
REVIEWER DATE MADE RATING
Haeresis
2016
Prosthetic
Greg Watson2/16/2017
4

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