Via Nocturna, 28.04.17
According to Encyclopaedia Metallum, Nekroptikon is an American duo, but I rely more on the press-letter which describes Nekroptikon as a French one-man band.
Indeed, the band has in common with a not insignificant proportion of American bands that they don't entirely master the pitch black genre. Nekroptikon deserve credit for originality, but this 20-minute EP is far too eccentric and quirky to be called black metal in my ears.
The band released its first EP last summer, and this EP originally followed in September.
When the Plague Breaks Out consists of four songs characterized by chaos-eclectic pointlessness. If experimental cacophonous proggy gibberish is your thing, feel free to attempt making any sense of this. I'm perhaps being too strict, and maybe I haven't given the music enough time, but the 20 minutes seem to last forever, and I'm feeling uncomfortable to the bone. Especially the abominable vocal puts me off. It should be said that the structure sounds thorough. Glad-jazzed schizo-metal, however, just becomes very wrong. Try for yourself, if you want to.