Opus Nocturne starts with a Thrash infused style on the first few tracks before turning to a more epic song structure as heard on Materialized In Stone and then straight back to Black Metal seamlessly . If you are serious about your Black Metal then this is an album worth checking out.
Favorite track: Sulphur Souls.
Quite possibly the apex of Marduk's career, with a great balance of the melancholic melodies that the band perfected during vocalist Joakim's stay with the band, while also foreshadowing the outright speed and aggression that would come with the arrival of Legion in their next album. The hilight track here is "From Subterranean Throne Profound", which features stand-out performances from all band members (Even the bassist!). Highly recommended.