Nocturne (The Human Abstract album)

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Studio album by The Human Abstract
Released August 22, 2006
Recorded February 2006, @ The Basement Studio, Rural Hall, North Carolina / Trax East, South River, New Jersey
Genre Neoclassical metal, progressive metal, metalcore,[1] post-hardcore[2]
Length 46:35
Label Hopeless
Producer Jamie King, The Human Abstract
The Human Abstract chronology
The Human Abstract
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Absolute Punk (86%) [3]
Allmusic 3/5 stars [2]
Blabbermouth 7.5/10[1]

Nocturne is the debut album by American metal band The Human Abstract. It was recorded at The Basement in Rural Hall, North Carolina and Trax East in South River, New Jersey. On the band's MySpace page, as well as in the Metal=Life compilation CD, the last 30 or so seconds of "Desiderata" are included as part of the intro to "Vela, Together We Await the Storm". Music videos were made for "Crossing the Rubicon" (directed by Darren Doane) and "Vela, Together We Await the Storm" (directed by Michael Grodner). Nocturne has sold roughly 40,000 units in the USA since its release in August 2006.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Nathan Ells; all music composed by A.J. Minette.

No. Title Length
1. "Harbinger" 4:31
2. "Self Portraits of the Instincts" 3:24
3. "Nocturne" 3:29
4. "Crossing the Rubicon" 5:06
5. "Sotto Voce" (instrumental) 1:34
6. "Mea Culpa" 3:32
7. "Movement from Discord" 4:07
8. "Channel Detritus" 5:27
9. "Polaris" 4:23
10. "Echelons to Molotovs" 2:36
11. "Desiderata" (instrumental) 3:54
12. "Vela, Together We Await the Storm" 4:36
Total length: 46:35

Demo songs[edit]

Meperidine Cathedral, Winter Fevers, and The Science Of Deduction are songs that were featured on the band's four song demo album, along with material that wasn't produced for Nocturne. They were recorded with their previous singer, Nick, and featured different lyrics and vocal melodies. The demo was recorded by Jonny Santos (Spineshank) and Logan Mader (Machine Head, Soulfly).


In popular culture[edit]

  • An 8-bit remix of "Crossing the Rubicon" is used as the theme song for the Angry Joe Show, an internet video game review series hosted by Joe Vargas.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b Alisoglu, Scott. "CD Reviews - Nocturne The Human Abstract". Blabbermouth. Retrieved September 11, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Mason, Stewart. Nocturne at AllMusic
  3. ^ Absolute Punk review