Nachtmystium - Silencing Machine


7.8 | 85 votes |
Release date: 31 July 2012
Style: Psychedelic black metal

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01. Dawn Over The Ruins Of Jerusalem
02. Silencing Machine
03. And I Control You
04. The Lepers Of Destitution
05. Borrowed Hope And Broken Dreams
06. I Wait In Hell
07. Decimation, Annihilation
08. Reduced To Ashes
09. Give Me The Grave
10. These Rooms In Which We Weep
11. Ashes To Ashes [limited edition bonus]

Line-up
Sanford Parker - keyboards, programming
Andrew "Aamonael" Markuszewski - guitars, vocals
Charlie Fell - drums
Blake "Azentrius" Judd - guitars, vocals, keyboards
Will Lindsay - bass

Additional info
Recorded at Engine Studios, Chicago, IL.
Engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker.
Produced by Nachtmystium.
Mastered by Collin Jordan at Boiler Room Mastering, Chicago, IL.

Artwork created by Rebecca Clegg.
Layout by Rob Kimura.

Guest review by
Apothecary
Rating:
8.5
With the release of Assassins: Black Meddle, Part 1 and Addicts: Black Meddle, Part 2, Nachtymystium pulled quite the interesting trick out of their hat. That is, they split their fanbase into two separate but equally devoted parties. On the one hand, there were those (*raises hand*) who enjoyed the more experimental, psychedelic approach of the Black Meddle albums, wishing to see the band continuing in such a direction. On the other, there were those who considered the new technique unnecessarily outlandish, preferring the sound that was employed on Instinct: Decay and prior albums. So, after Addicts was released, the question that then awaited Nachtmystium was essentially: how do we reconcile these two divided camps? Well holy shit, ladies and gentlemen, it appears that the band have come up with quite the satisfying answer in 2012's Silencing Machine. It's not the sound of the Black Meddle albums, and it's not quite the sound of Instinct: Decay either. Rather, it's something of a blend of the two, and fans of each style are sure to be satisfied.

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published 11.11.2012 | Comments (2)

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27.07.2012 - 19:16
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Definitely enjoying this. Not nearly as quirky as the Black Meddle releases, but still unquestionably Nachmystium. Diggin' the depressive atmosphere and mid-paced song structures, and the production is spot on: muffled vocals, top-heavy drums, hazy guitar riffs...

Interest in new metal releases restored, if only temporarily.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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28.07.2012 - 17:30
Rating: 8
Chris Steele
A great black metal release! I pretty much never enjoy newer bands trying to sound like black metal did in the 90's. But Nachtmystium surely know how it's done, they got the good old and cold "mountains, snow and frost" feeling like older albums by Darkthrone and Immortal. Good job!
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29.07.2012 - 22:45
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I so want a club in my city where I can dance to music like this.
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30.07.2012 - 14:17
Bomzas
This is really good, not great, but im enjoyng this one
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31.07.2012 - 04:15
Rating: 7
Unhealer
Eclecticist
I don't like when they go double bass with melodic riff, which happens a lot sadly and sounds really generic, but there are some really good songs.
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31.07.2012 - 16:15
Rating: 9
In Bone Factory
So enchanting.Great atmosphere.Amazing riffs.
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a hammerhead goobrian
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01.08.2012 - 18:23
!J.O.O.E.!
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I want to give this a 7 but it's so flat in so many places. Still to me sounds like an inferior, more generic black metal Castevet (though still with a bit of post-hardcore influence, mostly in those vocals). Better than the Assassins stuff but still not exactly riveting either way.

I'll stick with this. More dynamic, more interesting, more betterer:

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03.08.2012 - 18:17
Rating: 8
DelightfulJim
Interesting that they went back to their lo-fi roots and cut out most of the industrial and psychedelic elements the previous one had. It's still a good album though I reckon.
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05.08.2012 - 23:23
BlueMobius
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Definitely a solid album. I'm really enjoying the vibe on the album. Great riffs and Sanford Parker did a nice job on the production.
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07.08.2012 - 18:08
pisymbol
Written by Guest on 01.08.2012 at 18:23

I want to give this a 7 but it's so flat in so many places. Still to me sounds like an inferior, more generic black metal Castevet (though still with a bit of post-hardcore influence, mostly in those vocals). Better than the Assassins stuff but still not exactly riveting either way.

I'll stick with this. More dynamic, more interesting, more betterer:







Dude, I didn't know you work at a record shop. Cool.
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07.08.2012 - 18:25
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by pisymbol on 07.08.2012 at 18:08


Dude, I didn't know you work at a record shop. Cool.

Couldn't understand a single word that was said in that clip. Bad sound + bad comedy accents = wall of incomprehensible sound
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07.08.2012 - 20:26
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 07.08.2012 at 18:25

Written by pisymbol on 07.08.2012 at 18:08


Dude, I didn't know you work at a record shop. Cool.

Couldn't understand a single word that was said in that clip. Bad sound + bad comedy accents = wall of incomprehensible sound


and you forgot "bad comedy" as such
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Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
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16.08.2012 - 01:43
Rating: 9
Oaken
Hipster
The Lepers Of Destitution is one of the best atmospheric black metal songs ever written IMO. God, those chord progressions... Great album from start to finish, much, much better than Black Meddle I: Assassins.
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In that case, man is only air as well.
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12.09.2012 - 15:07
euronymous
Good album i don't thing is better that black meddle and the insinct decay, but i like it
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14.07.2013 - 17:31
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
I got into Nachtmystium after listening to "Black Meddle", and this album sounds a bit different, but I still like it. Some songs are wickedly catchy in their depressiveness.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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