Belgium's solo project The Nightstalker has returned with a new recording that continues the ambient style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his 2017 album "A Journey In Hell" which was released by Wolfshade Records.
Ambient style keyboards which also use a variety of many different sounding keys start off the album along with some whispers a few seconds later and after awhile heavy riffs, melodic guitar leads and grim black metal screams are added onto the recording along with some symphonic elements.
Classical guitars can be heard briefly while some tracks also add in touches of goth along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and as the album progresses a brief use of blast beats and fast riffs can be heard while the main focus is on more of a slow or mid paced musical direction and the album closes with an instrumental track.
The Nightstalker creates another recording that remains true to the ambient style of black metal that was established on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics continue the concept story of The Nightstalker.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from The Nightstalker and if you are a fan of ambient black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Children Of The Devil" "Cerberus" "The Library" and "Red Moon Rises". 8 out of 10.