On paper, the ingredients are the same - strange artificial-sounding drums acting like a metronome to the supernatural, medium range tempo, raw screams, constant crushing guitars and melody changes, and an urgent, persuading feeling. But the execution is different. This time The Noctambulant are more all over the place. The riffs are stronger and more deliberate, with a primal black metal energy harking back to the very origins of black metal. There is almost a punk-rock vibe. To match this, The Noctambulant also employed a few clean singing parts and shouting choirs. Sticking with the same tempo, but accentuating key parts with blastbeats, there are some very noticeable dynamic changes too. And instead of slow development, the songs are all over the place. Therefore, basically, although the "modern black metal" tag The Noctambulant initially gave themselves is now less relevant, there is now more old-school fun in return.
So, even though this time The Noctambulant might not be as unique, subliminally evil and exciting as on their first EP, there's still enough to make you wonder what will happen next.