of Possession was
formed in 1997 and I’m sitting here with their second full-length
album, titled “Noctambulant”. My expectations to this band from
Sweden’s second album was very high, because I’m a sucker for
this kind of music… namely Technical Death Metal.
like Psycroptic and Necrophagist, among others comes to mind when I listen to “Noctambulant”.
I must admit that it took a while before I was really hooked, here.
Music like this takes some time before it sinks in, but don’t give
up on it if you find it too complex at first.
are “millions” of riffs to be found on this album. Quirky,
technical, and well thought-out riffs so once again; -Give it the
time it needs to “blossom” because it could very well sound very
chaotic at first. But once the music starts to sink in, you’re in
for a real treat of Brutal Technical Death Metal... powerful enough
to make your rectum collapse.
instruments are all well executed with memorable moments where the
band created greatly blended interchanging sections of brutality and
melody… very complex music, however still memorable.
track follows the same Technical Death Metal formula, but you don't
know where and when they will insert their wacky notes. No doubt
that they are talented musicians and I’m sure that their third
album could be even better.
have only one small complaint; The production could have been a tad
better in my opinion. I could have wished for a more brutal,
powerful and crystal clear production... but don’t worry the
production doesn’t suck big time. But maybe I’m a tad spoiled?
will bring much pleasure to fans of Spawn
of Possession and fans of Technical Death Metal in general,
By Lash”, “By a Thousand Deaths Fulfilled” and “In My Own