album : Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants
artist : Nightfall
genre : Black/Gothic Metal
year : 2010
Nightfall is that time of the day that immediately follows sunset, and this black/gothic metal band from Greece does not cater to the meaning. Or maybe they do not intend to. Whatever it is, this review is to throw some light over their 2010 release Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants. Formed in 1991 the band is signed to Metal Blade Records. Let Metal Blade bother about the signing, and let me get on with the review.
Nightfall has always been a strange band and understanding their average music is something I do not want to stress upon. When I play Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants I do not find anything where I can actually clap. There is nothing that has not been heard or not been done somewhere else, or it this got to do with me listening to a lot of black metal? Either way, I’ll keep this short.
Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants has twelve tracks. A bogus intro leads to some tracks where I do not know what to concentrate upon, as no part of them is phenomenal. If you think an album should be heard because it has only one or two worthy tracks then The Criterion and Proxima Centawri – Dead Bodies await you on this album. The solos on the tracks get them the respect.
Dark gothic music, if done well can give one a very different kind of trip and sadly Nightfall falls flat on the face while trying to attempt this over and again. On Astron Black and the Thirty Tyrants the band has tried real hard to sound grand but I can only sympathize with them.
Rating : 2/5