Nocturne are a 1 man band from Chicago, Illinois that plays a very progressive form of black/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Ave Noctem" which was released by Do Or Die Records.
Drums range from slow, mid paced drumming with not much in the way of fast playing or blast beats, while the bass playing has a very strong and powerful sound with heavy riffing that dominates throughout the recording.
Rhythm guitars range from slow to mid paced blackened death metal riffs that utilize a good amount of progressive elements and melody in the riffing as well as some traditional metal elements, while the lead guitars when they are utilized are very melodic sounding black metal guitar solos and leads as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords to add more progressive elements to the recording.
Vocals are mostly blackened death metal screams and growls along with a brief use of clean singing, while the lyrics cover dark themes, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful, heavy and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording with some of the songs being long and epic in length.
In my opinion Nocturne are a very great sounding progressive hybrid of black and death metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Prodigious Plight" "Pain Of Purity" and "The Abyss". RECOMMENDED BUY.