Saturday, June 13, 2015

Nocturnus - The Key

Being a latecomer to metal means there's so many classic albums I haven't yet heard. Now another one, Nocturnus - The Key from 1990, has just been released on the Earache Records Bandcamp. Generally hailed as one of the first death metal albums that added keyboards to the mix, but also for the unusual "occult meets sci-fi" theme

Cover art by Dan Seagrave

Being a latecomer to metal means there's so many classic albums I haven't yet heard. Now another one, Nocturnus - The Key from 1990, has just been released on the Earache Records Bandcamp. Generally hailed as one of the first death metal albums that added keyboards to the mix, but also for the unusual "occult meets sci-fi" theme and its stunning technicality. Album downloaded - me and my trusty headphones are ready to dig in!

Back in November 2012 Earache opened their Bandcamp page with a modest 5 albums. Back then Islander from No Clean Singing ran this piece featuring his wishlist of albums to be added. Fast forward to now, most of Islander's wishes have been granted, and the page now sports a respectable 64 albums. But my contact at Earache is still taking requests (yes, I asked for Nocturnus), so let me know in the comments section: Which classic Earache albums should I hear? And which ones do you want to see on the page?



Morbid Angel's Covenant and Domination albums won't be added though, trust me I've asked. Earache own the rights to these two everywhere but the US.

Tagged with 1990, death metal, Earache Records, Nocturnus
5 comments:
  1. Listen to Massacre's From Beyond [Full Dynamic Range Edition] if you haven't yet.

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    1. I've heard both and bad about that album, but now I will.

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  2. Any chance you could request that Brutal Truth - Need to Control be added to their bandcamp?

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    1. Seriously, I just remembered your comment and was going to write Earache - and then they uploaded the album :) Here your are

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  3. Yeah, it just showed up in my email... well, thanks for thinking of me! haha

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