Denver (CO) – Metal Injection has premiered The Barren Form, the forthcoming album from Blackened Death Metal quartet NOCTAMBULIST. Stream the album at this location.

NOCTAMBULIST will release sophomore album The Barren Form July 2 on CD, vinyl, cassette, and digital formats via Willowtip Records.

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“Hearing is believing, and I’ll be damned if this isn’t very much an album worth your undivided attention.”– Metal Injection

“The musicianship on The Barren Form is top-notch, as is expected from a Willowtip Records release, but what is striking about Noctambulist is how much emotion they can inject into a suffocating, abstruse template.”– No Clean Singing

“The Barren Form is one of the most pleasant surprises I could have heard in all of June. In July it will be one of the great releases from Willowtip Records.” (10/10)– Dargedik Rock Metal Webzine

“The Barren Form is an album I wholly recommend as an experience. Don’t listen to it in the background. Play it loud and just listen. Let Noctambulist lead you to discover the deepest, darkest fears hidden in your mind.” (9/10)– Noob Heavy

“The Barren Form is packed with some substantial heft that helps to contribute some much-needed inspiration to a slowly growing subgenre of death metal. It’s absolutely vicious, with a depth of vulnerability through expressions of depression, anxiety, and grief lurking within.”– Heavy Blog is Heavy

“This second offering is something to behold if you are brave enough to really embrace its joy draining grasp.”– Canadian Assault Zine

“The Barren Form takes death metal to a relentless realm that sports an immaculate sense of technicality. However, this isn’t technical for the sake of being technical. NOCTAMBULIST’s songcraft suffocates listeners in ways that unfold with each passing second, building upon each member’s conscious approach and attention to detail.”– Heaviest of Art

“The Barren Form offers tasteful dissonance and nice soundscapes with fantastic performances all around.”– Angry Metal Guy

“The Barren Form is an unmissable album that will make you reaffirm your taste for the complex and well done.”– Retumba

“It’s a very good effort again from a band that is definitely getting better with each release.”– Metal Temple

NOCTAMBULIST issued the statement below regarding The Barren Form:

“The Barren Form is a relentless and unforgiving exhibition of misery and despair. The technicality and weight of the prior album, Atmospheres of Desolation, remain persistent on this subsequent release. But, through an elevated form of songwriting and introspective lyrical content, “The Barren Form” creates a more suffocating and bleak aura. Each track embodies a manifestation of depression, grief, anxiety, and fear – a fitting theme for present day. The intent of the album is to unsettle and consume the listener. “

Track Listing:

1) Exordium
2) Depletion
3) Infinitesimal
4) Engulfed
5) Contrivance
6) Dissolution

Album Credits:
Recorded, mixed, and mastered at Juggernaut Audio in Denver Colorado (Summer 2020)
Artwork by Nadim Zaidi and Gostworks
Guest vocals on “Engulfed” by Kelly Schilling


S.M. – Vocals
A.T. – Guitar/Ambience
M.N. – Drums
R.H. – Bass


Disturbingly Good


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