Shaman are now called Noturnall, otherwise nothing changes? Far from it, because in comparison to the quite cultivated melodic Powermetal of the predecessor band (meanwhile ex-Angra drummer Aquiles Priester is playing drums here, his predecessor Ricardo Confessori is now playing with Angra) the Brazilians have now tightened the thumbscrews to the limit. Together with their producer Russell Allen (the Symphony X singer is also a guest singer on "Nocturnal Human Side") the quintet has undergone a complete stylistic reorientation, poaching in the intricate progressive thrash waters of Nevermore, Pantera and Symphony X. In the more catchy moments ("Zombies", "Hate" or "Fake Healers") Nocturnall even reminds of the US megastars Disturbed or Allen's newest baby Adrenaline Mob. Keyword Allen: While singer Thoiago Bianchi used to be a real siren in the style of Geoff Tate, Bruce Dickinson and Michael Kiske, he robs himself of his very own identity on "Noturnall" in principle and above all is on his way in deep registers. Swarthy.
Top Track: Nocturnal Human Side