Nocturnal Breed are a band from Norway that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of black and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2018 compilation album "The Whiskey Tapes Germany" which will be released on May 31st by Folter Records.
AM radio sounds start off the album along with some soundscapes before going into a Metal Church cover while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them as well as the vocals also capture the rough and melodic singing style of the original version and the solos and leads also stick to an old school style.
They also bring in a cover of W.A.S.P's "I'm Alive" while later tracks introduce black metal screams onto the recording along with some of the riffing also adding in a more hard rock/metal style as well as a brief use of guitar slides before going into a cover of Death's "Evil Dead".
They also cover Twisted Sister's under The Blade" W.A.S.P's "Ballcrusher" and Anthrax's "Metal Thrashing Mad" before going into their original tracks which also bring in a great amount of thrash and first wave black metal elements while keyboards are also utilized at times along with some spoken word parts being used briefly and when the music speeds up a decent amount of blast beats can also be heard as well as the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
On this compilation Nocturnal Breed bring in a mixture of both covers and their original tracks which are done in a very old school blackened thrash metal style along with most of them being from earlier albums, the production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, War, Alcohol and Death themes.
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collection from Nocturnal breed and if you are a fan of blackened thrash metal, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Metal Church" "Under The blade" "Rape The Angels" and "Alcoholic Rites". 8 out of 10.