Noctum In The “Temple Of The Living Dead”

Only the Swedes would think to combine doom with thrash. While that’s not entirely true, it is rare, and newcomers, Noctum, do a fine job of doing just that.

Noctum will drop their Metal Blade debut, Final Sacrifice, on October 29, 2013. Today, however, the band has made their latest lyric video available for fans and curious onlookers to get fired up over. “Temple of the Living Dead,” as said, is a wicked combination of doom and thrash. The riffs are huge, the vocals are high and haunting, the fuzz guitar is awesome… there is nothing to dislike about this track! Earlier this month, Noctum made another stream available, “Liberty in Death.” This, again, is another awesome track.

Those with good ears will likely draw a comparison to Ghost, another doom-inspired band. A better ear will be able to hear how the two bands differ, which I think has to do with the rawness of Noctum versus the more precise sounds of Ghost.

If you’re digging what you’re hearing here, you can pre-order Final Sacrifice at:

About Final Sacrifice:

Final Sacrifice is a fictional horror story where each song communicates a portion of the overall narrative. The “final sacrifice” is like a red thread that ties the songs together and is the concept behind the art. Final Sacrifice is an analog piece of art in both audio and visual aspects. The cover art was painted by Timo Ketola.

Final Sacrifice track listing:

1. Conflagration
2. Liberty in Death
3. Resurrected in Evil
4. Deadly Connection
5. Void of Emptiness
6. The Revisit
7. A Burning Will
8. Temple of the Living Dead
9. Azoth

Noctum lineup:

David Indelöf – Guitar/Vocals
Daniel Johansson – Guitar
Tobias Rosén – Bass
Fredrik Jansson – Drums

Noctum’s debut album, The Séance, was released in September 2010 via High-Roller and in December by Stormspell.

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