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Nokturnel Premieres New Single, "Shadows Alive," Online

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Today Metalunderground.com brings you the exclusive premiere of a new Nokturnel single, "Shadows Alive." You can hear the single on the player below.

"Shadows Alive" was written by Tom Stevens. Guitar, bass, vocals and lyrics provided by Tom Stevens. Kevin Talley (Six Feet Under, Daath) plays drums. Stuart Laurence recorded the song at Raging Steel Fury Studios in Austin, Texas.

"Shadows Alive" marks the second song Nokturnel debuted on Metal Underground.com. Last year, the group premiered "Ancestral Calling."

Tom Stevens comments on "Shadows Alive":

"This song is for the die hards who keep the underground alive. Bring Nokturnel back to the front lines! Devour another dose of Nokturnel and spread this like a plague!"



Download an MP3 of "Shadows Alive" here (right-click and "Save Target As")

Follow the song's haunting lyrics listed below:

"Shadows Alive"

Drawn to the local cemetery, By the Cruel Hand of Fate
Secrets revealed themselves as I walked along the graves
Tragedy has cursed this place it's written in the stones
I meant no disrespect but I've disturbed resting souls

Are eyes now upon me? The air is suffocating
I feel the cold inside my throat
Layers of skin are crawling
All strength from my body draining

Dark Energies!
There's something wrong with this place!

Their presence now felt in my home
Then I saw what I felt behind me
When I looked into the mirror

Materializing gaseous forms
Shadows Alive! Shadows Alive!

They Come at Will!
They have returned!

I have seen them watching me from the stairs
And felt the touch of things from beyond this world

Possessing me with rage
Visions of hideous horrors
Maddening paranoia
Knowing they're here among us

Anticipation with despair. I dread their return, Knowing this is my reality
Peripheral torment, Spirits trespass, in the corners of my eyes, picking apart my sanity
Only once did I stare, Into the eyes, of the unknown
I heard the countless screaming souls of misery!

I DREAD THEIR RETURN!

AT ONE WITH THE SHADOWS!

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6 Comments on "Nokturnel Premieres New Single Online"

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1. DK writes:

great vocals. but it's missing any worthy riffs.

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2. AY writes:

great song writting but I don't like the production, its thin and it hides the meat and potatoes of the musicianship.

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3. Cynic writes:

Man I am digging everything I hear from Nokturnel, they're like the sequel to Nocturnus that never was. Don't mind the production at all, I don't really need any more mechanical over-produced death metal.

# May 3, 2012 @ 5:20 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. DK writes:

production quality is overrated. my beef with this is sheerly the cliche and uninspired riffing. the rest is cool. as long as it isn't hissing and sounding like something from 100 years ago, i tell people stfu and stop whining about production. unfortunately many of the reviewers on this site and elsewhere still hold it against artists.

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5. xXxcr3ltyXx writes:

^ what he said. and also, the stupid labels don't pay for $hit anymore so ow dare they lambast certain bands/artists for not having the most crisp production quality.
what i heard on this song isn't bad. just not wildly good either.

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6. Stanton Defacto writes:

Sloppy solo and typical death metal...nothing groundbreaking at all...sounds like the riffs were all played on the first 3 strings too.

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