Nocturno Culto's Gift of the Gods - ReceiveIf you’ve heard DARKTHRONE‘s latest album, The Underground Resistance, then you’ll have a good idea of what NOCTURNO CULTO’S GIFT OF GODS project sounds like.

Nocturnal Culto goes it alone on this project laying down all the instruments and recording duties.  GIFT OF GODS is heavy metal that celebrates the decadence and bombastic elements without being mucked in heavy metal cheesiness.  Naturally, there is underlying thread of black metal and old school doom that helps to keep things on a darker, serious tone.  Expect long songs with dynamic changes providing some excellent song progressions.  The EP has long instrumental sections that take off on their own.  Tasty riffs and guitar leads are all over the place on Receive.  He utilizes his full range of vocal stylings from clean, traditional metal vocals to the harsh, distorted ones he uses in DARKTHRONE.

Judging by the results, Nocturno Culto is more than qualified to operate as a one-man project.  GIFT OF GODSReceive is a good starting point for what could evolve into very strong LPs.  (Peaceville Records)

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