Lets start with the bands name and the meaning shall we? Necronaut (noun); derived from the Greek words nekros (νεκρός), meaning “corpse” or “dead”, and nautes (ναύτης), meaning “sailor”. The word refers to a person who experiments with near-death experiences in order to explore the underworld. That’s some evil shit right there! Hailing from Manchester, UK these men in black recently released their second full-length album The Endurance At Night. This being my first listen to them I didn’t know what to expect but man was I surprised. Playing a sort of diabolical mix of Dimmu Borgir and Fleshgod Apocalypse the whole album is filled with epic black metal that I can never grow tired of.
Everything on The Endurance At Night is well produced, vocals are sick, drumming and guitar wicked and you got your classical elements like Fleshgod Apocalypse plays around with. Take for example Oceanus Procellarum which makes me think of Phantom of the Opera at times or the opening on Strom which is simply beautiful then blasts out into symphonic black metal Dimmu Borgir style. A great album that stands out in the black metal scene.