|Review: Black Beast - Nocturnal Bloodlust|
Label: Primitive Reaction
Year released: 2019
Genre: Black Metal
Review online: November 8, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
Rated 4/5 (80%) (5 Votes)
Damn. Talk about raw and brutal black metal with a pinch of thrash thrown in. Finland's Black Beast have been sort of active since 2002 but only released two EPs, in 2005 and 2006, before this, their first full-length album. They certainly had that one cooking on low in the slow cooker, but was it ever worth the wait.
Nocturnal Bloodlust is high-octane, fast, pounding, raw and demented and everything here just destroys everything in its path as it blasts out of your speakers, with a dark, chilling and malevolent atmosphere included at no extra charge. They remind me a little bit of Desaster here and there, even on the vocals front, which can only be a good thing. They're faster than that, though, borrowing a bit from fast blasting '90s Scandinavian black metal, so one could say that Black Beast are kind of the best of both worlds. It's really, really hard to hit the stop button on that one. Let's hope for more sheer brutality from these guys in the years to come.
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