Novae Militiae – Topheth (2020, black metal, blackened death metal)

When an album sounds like black metal but can’t easily be summed up, my attention perks up. “What’s this now? Dissonant, blackened death metal with dark ambient expertise and plenty psychedelic experiments?” This is one of my guilty pleasures in life. Jackpot!

Recommended/related bands: Blood Of Kingu, Musmahhu, Decoherence, Altarage, Proscription, Mis├żyrming,

Novae Militiae are on my growing list of bands who play the “evil” card perfectly, properly avoiding doing anything too traditionally, unless we count the tradition of blasting the listener into submission, with technical precision and free-flowing style. I’m impressed.

Highly recommended, for anyone thick-skinned enough for relentless, pummeling black/death metal!

Where To Buy

Buy “Topeth” in digital or physical format on Bandcamp (direct from the artist/label).

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