Nocturnus – Thresholds (1992)

Drawn in by the incredible sleeve art and the madness of debut The Key, I am surprised to find an almost impenetrable mush of sludgy death metal. Everything is fighting for air and the mix is incredibly dingy. I almost gave up, but after a few tracks you kinda get used to it. An interesting album, if nothing else. Some decent death metal and some lovely sci-fi themes and keyboard work. You just have to get past the shitshow of a production job first.