Naumachia - Official Website

Black Sun Rising

Poland Country of Origin: Poland

1. Inward Spiral
2. Egomaniac Frenzy
3. Mortification Study
4. Voreristic Life Abuser
5. Fornicatrix
6. Iconography Of Pain
7. Sedated Daimona
8. Abreaction
9. Act Of Renunciation

Review by JD on January 15, 2012.

In the crucible of the melting pot that makes up metal, Naumachia combines some seriously intense Death and Darkened Black Metal with forceful yet melodic keyboards and smatterings of Industrial and Progressive components throughout. They create sonic aura that is hard to ignore. Naumachia is a band that combines all of these varied ideas and forces them into one metallic blast that is so original and powerfuf it stands out.

Out of the nine songs that had been offered up, most are very good but one stuck out as my favorite one. 'Abreaction' is the total package. I am not a fan of keyboards in my music, but if it had to be there - Naumachia has found the perfect way to do it. It is eerie in spots, yet drove the music without taking away from the wall of guitars and nasty vocals. Children Of Bodom need to study this perfect use of the keys... and use it.

Not much left to say but to buy the damn album. It will make a keyboard beliver out of anyone - as long as it is with this band.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8.5
Atmosphere: 8
Production: 8.5
Originality: 8
Overall: 8.5

Rating: 8.3 out of 10