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on 21 July 2011
1. Everything Went Black - 10/10 - Possibly their most famous track, an absolute monster.
2. What A Horrible Night To Have A Curse - 10/10 - 'A Stomper' as Trevor would term it.
3. Virally Yours - 9/10 - Full of fitting drumming and guitar work.
4. I Worship Only What You Bleed - 10/10 - The first of the short tracks that are now a fixture on BDM albums. Brutal.
5. Nocturnal - 10/10 - Some incredibly crafted lyrics, possibly Trevor's finest set ever. The song itself is ridiculously good and introduces the second half of the album.
6. Deathmask Divine - 10/10 - Fast, never lets up at all.
7. Of Darkness Spawned - 8/10 - Nice little bit of variety, less of the blast beats, a bit more space which sets the next track up nicely.
8. Climatic Degradation - 9/10 - Killer track, so fast and brutal.
9. To a Breathless Oblivion - 8/10 - Slows the pace a bit and shows the more technical side of the band.
10. Warborn - 9/10 - Amazing finish to the album, slow and brutal, shows that speed isn't their only weapon.
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on 7 September 2009
Five-star reviews are often meaningless on this site, but rest assured that this album is quite special.

Plus points:

- Very interesting counterpoint harmonies, a lot of this album could be covered on a harpsichord. Shades of JS Bach, believe.
- Technically accomplished, with some complex melodies and harmonic structure
- But it still rocks like a MF, which is pretty rare
- Miked drums, rather than triggered samples, so it sounds very organic
- Very consistent quality

Minuses:

- Nothing major, just a feeling that this band is yet to fulfill its full potential. Expect the next effort to push the envelope

No, this album is not especially brutal or heavy in the scheme of things. But if those are your sole criteria for buying albums, this record is wasted on you.
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on 22 December 2007
I never write reviews but you know when you pick an album up and it totally surprises you, well Nocternal by BDM definately did that for me. If your into melodic metal of any kind or metal in general just check this album out. From the opening track Everything Went Black you get the sense its going to get better and better and believe me it does , the production is absolutely pefect the drumming is, well just listen its amazing. Then you have these crushing, brutal melodic guitar riffs and some awesome memorable solos topped with just as good vocals. It one of a few albums I can stick on and just listen the whole way through, and when it comes to picking stand out tracks its difficult but here are a few.

What a horrible night to have a curse
Everything went black
Nocturnal
Of darkness spawned
Warborn

Im not a fan of the bring me horizons and red chords of this world (ageing metalhead! :P) more Machine Head, Divine Heresy, Devildriver, Lamb of god, Chimaira so if your put of by them being grouped with the likes of these bands than put that to one side and give this a listen.
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on 10 August 2013
For all the old-school Death Metal fans wondering which bands nowadays can REALLY carry the torch forward from the 'good old days', I'd recommend TBDM and this album in particular.

Equally, newcomers to Death Metal should find this an excellent introduction. It's melodic, catchy and pretty accessible (not usually the genre's strong suit). More than their first two albums, Nocturnal looks to Black Metal as an influence for some of the fast and melodic guitar work, but they also manage to get some real groove into many of the songs. Heads will definitely be banged, compulsively.

If the critics and other comments here aren't enough, listen to 'Everything Went Black' on their Myspace page. It's the opening track and it's magnificent.
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on 9 September 2008
Let's get one thing straight. This isn't quite death metal, and it's more accessible than the barely legible album cover would have you believe. Anybody who likes their music fast and loud should give this a try. The intricacy of the guitar work and the insistent battery of the rhythm section make for an impressive and overpowering sound. The vocals are sufficiently varied in tone to make them interesting, ranging from hellish growl to demented scream: not just one big grunt! Every song is blisteringly fast, with headbangable riffs, but there are also very accessible elements such as guitar solos and discernable choruses, fortunately individualising each track. The twisted waltz of Warborn and the fury of Worship Only What You Bleed stand out.

Nocturnal features much better production and catchier hooks than on Unhallowed or Miasma, and is, in short, a much higher calibre of music. They seem to have mastered the perfect mix of classic death metal and modern hardcore. The problem is that purists from both sides will look down on this brilliant offering. If they can be seen as bridging the gap instead of sitting on the fence, then the wide commercial appeal of Nocturnal, coupled with the Black Dahlia Murder's competent live performances, mean there might indeed be no one to stop them.
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on 14 October 2016
Really good.
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on 14 March 2008
I find that the opening song, everything went black was quality,

Then the song Nocturnal, deep and dark makes a change from their last albums, but after a few listens, every song has beauty, Virally yours, is strong riff but no solo, Deathmask divine was very fast and a very moshable song.

For Fans of:

Bring me the horizon, Parkway Drive, Suicide Silence, Arsonists get all the girls, from a second story window

DONT if you like metallica, iron maiden, chimaira, slipknot etc
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on 1 December 2007
With 2 album already behind them(and all of them excellent especially miasma)
i didn't really think they could get any better or sound any heavier, well they have proved everyone wrong with this album pure brutal metal.if you like inventive riffs,amassing breakdowns and the best drumming ive ever heard you will love this album. this is a must have
pure perfection.

best tracks:
everything went black
what a horrible night to have a curse
i worship only what you bleed

for fans of:
bring em the horizon
architects
the red chord
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