Marduk - Opus Nocturne CD


"Opus Nocturne" works as a whole. Its programmatic title fits perfectly, because the tracks generate a permanently present nightly atmosphere. The maturity of the Swedes becomes most visible during the monumental numbers with a length of more than seven minutes. "From Subterranean Thrones Profound" as well as "The Sun Has Failed" impress with violent furiousness, cleverly constructed breaks and a monolithic overall impression. I admit that the latter ends with a atmospheric wind, rain and thunder outro, but even this non-musical ending strengthens the aura of the infectious album. All of the aforementioned songs have become black metal classics. Not to mention the explosive highlight "Deme Quaden Thyrane".