Necronautical – Black Sea Misanthropy Review

Necronautical - Black Sea MisanthropyIf you’re looking for good, decent British black metal then look no further than Necronautical, who have recently released their new album Black Sea Misanthropy. Seven cuts of deliciously dark black metal, it holds your interest from start to finish.

A good thing about the album is the lengths of the songs. With black metal, songs can tend to run a little on the long side and can subsequently wind up quite repetitive, but this is not the case with Necronautical, who keep things to-the-point and it makes for a better listen as a result.

Black Sea Misanthropy starts off strongly with powerful number Come Hell Or High Water, which features a masterful guitar solo and the re-occuring riff is insanely catchy – not to mention perfect to bang your head along to. With intense drums and substantial vocals to boot (especially with the bellowed line of “we are Necronautical!”) it really helps to get the album off to a running start and sets the scene well for what you can expect on the rest of the album.

One of the highlights of the album is fourth track Dominion. Whilst it could be viewed as perhaps a more melodic track, it certainly doesn’t hold back on the aggression either and it all comes together really well as a result.

It has to be said that Necronautical have crafted something excellent with Black Sea Misanthropy – this is a band you most certainly have to watch out for!

8/10

Black Sea Misanthropy can be purchased digitally from here. Alternatively, if you’d like a hard copy, it can be purchased from Mordgrimm or UKEM.

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Soundscape's editor, who is particularly fond of doom, black metal and folk (but will give anything a chance). Likes to travel to see bands abroad when she can. Contact: nathumphries@soundscapemagazine.com or @acidnat on twitter.

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