Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II

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Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. II
Studio album by Nachtmystium
Released June 8, 2010
Recorded January 2010 at Volume Studios
Genre Black metal, psychedelic rock, industrial metal, experimental rock, dark ambient
Length 48:01
Label Century Media, Candlelight
Producer Chris Black and Nachtmystium
Nachtmystium chronology
Assassins: Black Meddle, Part I
(2008)
Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. II
(2010)
Silencing Machine
(2012)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
About.com 4.5/5 stars[1]
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[2]
Metal Injection 8.5/10 stars[3]
Metal Underground 4/5 stars[4]
Pitchfork Media (8.2/10)[5]
Rock Sound (8/10)[6]

Addicts: Black Meddle, Pt. II is the fifth full-length album by Chicago band Nachtmystium. It was released via Century Media Records in the United States on June 8, 2010,[7] and by Candlelight Records in Europe a few days later. The recording took place in January 2010 at Volume Studios in Chicago, IL.[8]

Mainman Blake Judd said this about the new album:[9]

The new material is reminiscent of Assassins with more of a rock and roll edge over all. Our love for post-rock and industrial (a la Ministry, Killing Joke, etc.) is even more present this time around. We're hoping to make a record that will continue to push extreme music into uncharted territories.

The album artwork was made by Derek Lea, Jimmy Hubbard and Seldon Hunt. A promotional video on YouTube for the album was released by Century Media on YouTube on April 18, 2010.[10]

All music was written by Nachtmystium, all lyrics written by Chris Black, except "Ruined Life Continuum" which features lyrics by Blake Judd and Chris Black.

Track listing[edit]

CD release[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Cry for Help"   1:33
2. "High on Hate"   3:36
3. "Nightfall"   3:21
4. "No Funeral"   5:39
5. "Then Fires"   5:44
6. "Addicts"   4:24
7. "The End Is Eternal"   7:03
8. "Blood Trance Fusion"   3:30
9. "Ruined Life Continuum"   4:41
10. "Every Last Drop"   8:30

LP release[edit]

Side A
No. Title Length
1. "Cry for Help"   1:33
2. "High on Hate"   3:36
Side B
No. Title Length
1. "Nightfall"   3:21
2. "No Funeral"   5:39
3. "Then Fires"   5:44
Side C
No. Title Length
1. "Addicts"   4:24
2. "The End Is Eternal"   7:03
3. "Blood Trance Fusion"   3:30
Side D
No. Title Length
1. "Macrocosmic" (Guitar solos by Matt Johnsen and Ross Strahan) 4:19
2. "Ruined Life Continuum"   4:41
3. "Every Last Drop" (Clean vocals by Bruce Lamont) 8:30

Production[edit]

  • Produced by Chris Black and Nachtmystium
  • Engineered and mixed by Sanford Parker
  • Mastered by Collin Jordan at BR Mastering, Chicago, IL

Personnel[edit]

Nachtmystium[edit]

  • Blake Judd – Lead and rhythm guitars, vocals
  • Jeff Wilson – Lead and rhythm guitars
  • Will Lindsay – Bass, lead and rhythm guitars, backing vocals
  • Sanford Parker – Synthesizers and effects
  • Jef "Wrest" Whitehead – Drums and percussion

Additional Musicians[edit]

  • Chris Black – keyboards, programming, guitars, backing vocals
  • Bruce Lamont – clean vocals on "Every Last Drop"
  • Russ Strahan – guitars on "Macrocosmic"
  • Matt Johnsen – guitars on "Macrocosmic"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Norton, Justin M. Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review heavymetal.about.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  2. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review allmusic.com. Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  3. ^ Hartmann, Graham. Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review metalinjection.net. 2010-06-14. Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  4. ^ Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review metalunderground.com. 2010-05-29.
  5. ^ Breihan, Tom. Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review pitchfork.com. 2010-07-01. Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  6. ^ Stewart-Panko, Kevin. Addicts: Black Meddle, Part II review rocksound.tv. 2001-06-10. Retrieved on 2011-07-07.
  7. ^ Addicts: Black Meddle Part II release details. Century Media. Retrieved 6 April 2010
  8. ^ Summer, Geoffs. "Nachtmystium Recording Album With New Rhythm Section". Noisecreep. 2010-01-18. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  9. ^ "Nachtmystium to enter studio in January". Myspace. 2009-09-12. Retrieved 6 April 2010.
  10. ^ "NACHTMYSTIUM: New Album Artwork Trailer Posted". The Gauntlet. 2010-04-18. Retrieved 2010-04-19.