Nighnacht are a band from Cleveland, Ohio that plays a mixture of black and death metal with some elements of punk and this is a review of their 2019 ep "Christophilia" which will be released in April by Hells Headbangers.
Grim black metal screams start off the ep along with some heavy riffing which also introduces elements of punk rock onto the recording. Most of the music is very heavily rooted in the 80's but also maintaining a modern atmosphere as well as some death metal growls also being added into some parts of the music.
When the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can also be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Elements of thrash can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and some of the riffs also add in a small amount of dark sounding melodies.
Nighnacht plays a musical style that goes back to the 80's and early 90's era of black and death metal while also adding in some punk and thrash influences to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very raw and old school while the lyrics cover Satanism, Anti Christianity and Horror themes.
In my opinion Nignacht are a very great sounding old school mixture of black and death metal with some elements of punk and thrash and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Christophillia" and "Agony". 8 out of 10.