Black Metal from Germany/Finland
With this third album, Nachtmusik is dedicated to lone night-wanderers and those who dwell in sleepless despair.
At times more beautifully sad and more rabid than its two not-inconsiderable predecessors, Nachtmusik walks the fine line between fever dream and sublime paralysis; the black metal is filthier and more flaying while the oft-isolated segments of synth and/or piano impart a wounded darkness to the album's overall aspect.
Of course, ORDER OF NOSFERAT remain ever true to their vampiric vision, and Nachtmusik bears favorable comparison to vampiric pioneers like America's Black Funeral as well as France's Vlad Tepes, Mütiilation, Funeral, Blessed in Sin, or any number of bands orbiting the Black Legions or Concilium collectives.
But, with the welcome integration of somber interludes and even-defter layering of keys, the duo continue to expand their own, plausibly idiosyncratic version of vampiric black metal.
Heavy (180g) vinyl 12" LP