In the spring of this year our man DGR heaped praise on the new album Exilium by Spain’s Noctem, describing it as “the best work the band have done so far” — “an album forged by experts at their craft who knew exactly how to kick out music of fury, fire, and war”.
Now, Noctem have signed with Prosthetic Records for the release of a special edition of Exilium in America, Canada, and Australia. The new edition of the album comes with two bonus tracks, and today we bring you the premiere of one of them — a song named “Divine Xib’ab’a”.
It’s a short slashing assault of ripping riffs, militaristic percussion, and utterly bestial growls — the kind of high-speed conflagration that burns through much of the album as a whole, and a good tease for the blazing intensity that Exilium holds in store if you’re not already familiar with it.
Here’s the track list for the new edition of Exilium:
1. Enuma Elish
2. Apsu Dethroned
3. Decrepit Human Kingdom
4. Tiamat’s Crown
5. The Rising Horns
6. Halo of Repugnance
8. The Splint of Destinations
10. The Adamantine Doors
11. Divine Xib’alb’a *
12. The Adamantine Doors (Orchestral Version)*
The album will be released by Prosthetic on September 16 and can be pre-ordered (with a new shirt) at this location.
This is “Divine Xib’alb’a”: