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Review from Metal Temple

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, June 17, 2022, In : English 
From: Metal Temple
Published: June 16, 2022

NOTTURNO is an Italian black metal band who formed this year; "Obsessions," is their debut release. Black metal has grown into a diverse and expansive genre so labeling this album such doesn't really give the full idea as to what these three tracks encompass. The album, which speaks of compulsions that take shape within our lives, depressive, bleak and dark as hell.  Giving the subject matter that is no real surprise. They tread these wat...

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Review from Mournful Sounds

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 11, 2022, In : English 
From: Mournful Sounds
Published: May 10, 2022

When it is proposed with mastery and with the right sense of measure, depressive black metal turns into one of the most poignant and, at the same time, satisfying musical forms that you can listen to. In Italy, in particular, we can count several prominent realities among which I would dutifully mention Eyelessight, and this is not done casually because, in this debut album of Notturno, a band born from the inspiration of Molisan musici...

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Review from Black Metal Cult

Posted by Nick Skog on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, In : English 
From: Black Metal Cult
Published: May 1, 2022

Here comes another absorbing project by multi-instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli (Dawn of a Dark Age), NOTTURNO. Last April 29th, the band released the first full-length, Obsessions, which featured the excellent female singer Kjiel (Eyelessight) and French drummer Sven.

Before giving my opinion about this recent endeavour, it is worth commenting on the beautiful cover art of the album. The artwork and the layout were conceived by Nino R. M...

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Review from Musipedia of Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 29, 2022, In : English 
From: Musipedia of Metal
Published: April 29, 2022 

Notturno is a new project from Multi Instrumentalist Vittorio Sabelli, from Dawn Of A Dark Age and Suici.De.Pression. Vittorio is joined in this project by Vocalist Kjiel, who usually provides the vocal chords for Eyeless Sight, and guest drummer Sven. Obsessions is Notturno’s first release. Notturno’s style is broadly black metal, and specifically a mix of atmospheric and depressive black metal, that is melodic, tuneful and t...

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Review from Games, Brrraaains, and a Headbanging Life

Posted by Nick Skog on Monday, April 25, 2022, In : English 
From: Games, Brrraaains, and a Headbanging Life
Published: April 25, 2022

Three behemoth offerings of dark, chilling and harsh atmospheric black metal. Notturno take the listener on a journey into dark and very deep depths. Where light struggles to reach and the silence is ominous and intimidating.

It’s this sense of foreboding that makes Fear so very palatable as the slow melody and whispered, throaty vocals swirl around the mind. Leading to a sharper and more intense explosion o...

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Review from The Headbanging Moose

Posted by Nick Skog on Saturday, April 23, 2022, In : English 
From: The Headbanging Moose
Published: April 22, 2022

A melancholic trip into the obsessive compulsions that take shape within our lives in the form of first-class Atmospheric and Depressive Black Metal made in Italy.

Developing its atmosphere through lengthy songs with strong dynamics and pacing, keeping the listener lost in a reverie and crafting an immersive experience at once melancholic and infectious, the newborn Italian Atmospheric/Depressive Black Metal project Notturno will...

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Review from Wonderbox Metal

Posted by Nick Skog on Friday, April 15, 2022, In : English 
From: Wonderbox Metal
Published: April 15, 2022

This is the debut album from Notturno, an Italian black metal band.

Featuring the vocalist of Eyelessight, Notturno play a mix of depressive and atmospheric black metal that also contains elements of doom. There are three epic-length songs on Obsessions, delivering 37 minutes of material in total.

The music is despondent and forlorn. It effortlessly conjures melancholic soundscapes across the span of the songs. A well-rounded dark atmos...

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 Released: April 29, 2022
Genre: Atmospheric Black Metal