Deathgasm Records (2012)
Apparently these guys were once known as Termination 20 years ago. Now they are back, but under a different name and with the urge to kill intact. The music is DM with a heavy Floridian vibe but it is immediately apparent that these guys are not just here to pay homage to the elder gods. In fact Nocturnal Torment like nothing better than stretching themselves – from weird percussive parts where guitar and drums seems to spin in a maelstrom of chaos to more tempo changes than you can shake a stick at. Ok, so they aren’t reinventing the wheel, but at least they are taking a new route to get downtown to the morgue.
“They Come at Night” presents a nice balance between thrashing and blasting, horror and accessibility, technical ability and the will to just rock and pummel. The vocals, from the cookie monster school, work well and command the listener’s attention. Overall, an enthusiastic effort that is as close to the mark as any new DM I’ve heard in the past few months.
Rating: 4.5 / 6
Composed by Peter Loftus