Metalkult: Notes From The Underground ? Noctum

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geschrieben von: Roadburn Festival geschrieben am: 02.08.2010 um: 06:37 Uhr

Find out why Henry Yuan over at Metalkult picked Sweden’s Noctum for his Notes From the Underground:  Deep within the heavy metal underground, there exists a place where the old style of heavy blues-based doom rock is still practiced, where the hellish sounds of early Black Sabbath, Flower Travellin? Band, Coven, Blue Cheer and demo-era Pentagram still ring as loud as they did in the Seventies.

This is exactly where Uppsala, Sweden?s Noctum reside. One listen to their two-track promo (which can be listened at their MySpace), and it becomes obvious that they have done their homework? And goddamn if they aren?t A students. In fact, they just might be too good at replicating the old gods of metal.

But, if you?re gonna worship, where better than at the throne of the mighty Black Sabbath, which Noctum do to good effect on the opener ‘Children of Darkness.’ This heavy track emits a Black Sabbath vibe, punctuated by riffs?courtesy of guitarist Per Wikström?that would surely make Tony Iommi proud. Wikström is supported by bassist Tobias Rosén and drummer Gustaf Heinemann, who also do their best to conjur the Sabbathian rhythm section.

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