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Now that Nachtmystium has exorcised the prog-rock/post-punk demons lurking deep within Blake Judd’s psyche—not to mention the frontman’s deep-seated love of Pink Floyd—with the two-part Black Meddle set, the band’s latest album is a return to its ravenous black-metal roots. “Damn over the Ruins of Jerusalem” welcomes a blitzkrieg of battering-ram beats, centrifugal chords, and what can only be described as downed power lines. Rude awakening aside, Silencing Machine isn’t a regressive two-steps-forward, two-steps-back record. Melodic and miserable in equal measure, it’s simply another notch in Nachtmystium’s winning streak over the past six years. And as vicious as this album is, the tracks are top notch, bursting at the seams with a crystal-clear mix and lavish guitar leads that bring to mind everything from prismatic shoegaze passages to Slash solos. Chaos is rarely this catchy.

Customer Reviews

Pretty Good!

I don't even follow black metal much anymore, but keep coming back to Nachtmystium because there is simply just something about them that clicks. Definitely one of my faves of the year!

Solid Album

A highly anticipated album that did not disappoint. Great atmosphere. Great riffs. A perfect representation of what Nachtmystium is about musically.
No more black meddle, 100% unadulterated American Black Metal


'Been listening to this non-stop since purchasing last night at the moment it became available on iTunes (after the seemingly endless wait for it to release). Great stuff!


Genre: Rock

Years Active: '00s, '10s

Although he's employed a number of sidemen over the years, Nachtmystium is essentially the work of Chicago native Blake Judd (aka Azentrius), who began recording demos in 1998 and continues to unleash regular examples of raw, misanthropic, Scandinavian-style black metal (think Darkthrone, early Mayhem, Satyricon,...
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Silencing Machine, Nachtmystium
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  • $8.99
  • Genres: Metal, Music, Rock
  • Released: Jul 31, 2012

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