Diabolic Night are a duo from Germany that plays a mixture of black and speed metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Beyond The Realm" which was released by High Roller Records.
Thunderstorms start off the album before introducing some dark and melodic guitar solos and leads onto the recording. When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats can be heard along with the riffs also mixing in elements of thrash and speed metal and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them.
Vocals are mostly done in a first wave black metal style along with some 90's style screams also being utilized at times. While the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's it still captures a modern day aggression as well as the music also mixing in a great amount of NWOBHM influences and the riffs also utilize a lot of melody.
Throughout the recording you can also hear a good mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. One track also adds in a small amount of atmospheric sounds as well as one of the songs being an instrumental and as the album progresses a brief use of classical music sounds can be heard before returning back to a heavier direction, classical guitars are also used briefly on the closing track. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Occultism and Ritual themes.
In my opinion Diabolic Night are a very great sounding mixture of black and speed metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Sovereign Of Doom" "Odyssey" and "Descension Into Dying Spheres". 8 out of 10.