NOCRATAI - ITALY

Tormento - 2018 – GrimmDistribution


  
 
Members

S= Rant 666, Dig, Ebola>>4>>Rant 666, Dig, Ebola
G= Fog, Frostmoon Eclipse, Manetheren, Dr. Fuelgood>>BEAST [DAVIDE GORRINI]>>Fog, Frostmoon Eclipse, Manetheren, Dr. Fuelgood - Handful Of Hate, Macabre Omen, Deathrow, Fides Inversa, Kult, Moloch, Blut Aus Nord, Hobbs Angel Of Death, Enthroned, Acherontas, Glorior Belli, Shadows Ground, Chaos Invocation, Cultist>>THORNS [GIONATA POTENTI]>>Handful Of Hate, Macabre Omen, Deathrow, Fides Inversa, Kult, Moloch, Blut Aus Nord, Hobbs Angel Of Death, Enthroned, Acherontas, Glorior Belli, Shadows Ground, Chaos Invocation, Cultist
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K= Rant 666, Dig, Ebola>>4>>Rant 666, Dig, Ebola



History

The Italy-based act was first founded in 1999 only to give up ten years later, but not before issuing multiple demos with names like Eternal Chill, Lady Alkh666l, Chaotic Prayer and 2K2. Evil Distro re-issued Drammaunico and 2k2 together in 2017. GrimmDistribution signed the band and issued the Tormento full-length debut in 2018. The tracks were culled from the demos and recorded in 2011. Nocratai and Skuld issued a split in 2020.

Thorns is in more bands than listed below, but due to a bandwidth and hosting ceiling we cannot list all of them.

Reviews

NOCRATAI - TORMENTO - SATANATH  
The Italians' long history has resulted in a first official full-length - first recorded in 2011 - and it starts with a horror movie sample. All members, a trio on Tormento, are listed as playing samples and the band's description includes industrial in it. The purported black metal exists in the song titles and theme at least. The opener is called Spit In The Eyes Of Christ for example. Musically it is dominated with samples and digitized guitars. Absence Of Light keeps the theme going and is a near two minute long sample. Ogni Strada Porta Al Calvario keeps the programming going and is more techno beats than metal. 4's vocals drag the band into metal territory and the guitars, though over produced, at least try. Jesus Creek is horror soundtrack material again. Effective for what it is but not always what could be called metal. In His Name is almost 10 minutes long and it is not even the longest song on this album. It spends a long time auditioning to be on Suspiria's or other spooky or supernatural soundtrack. La Danza Della Morte returns to a more techno beat. Miseria 6.66 MHZ samples and wants a movie again. The latter parts of it features some guitars. Drugs And Their Terrible Consequences is a 16-minute long closer. It has a lot of time to delve into a horror theme with otherworldly noise and samples. Somewhere around its 10 minute mark some music makes its way to the listeners' ears. With a different sounding almost robotic vocal effect the band seem different but overall there isn't anywhere near enough heavy metal instruments at play on Tormento. – Anna Tergel




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