Project Description


Primarily rooted in doom metal, NEORITE process further influences from alternative/wave and classic rock to thrash and black metal, themselves referring to it as ‘metal noir’ in order to emphasize their wistful take on both music and lyrics.

While audibly referring to their diverse influences, the band’s own vision rings out all over the place. The distinctive voice of Alexander Mock (think of Nick Holmes blended with J.D. Cronise) dominates the whole soundscape and conciliates the pieces in the puzzle in an integral whole, best shown on the album-defining track “Neology Of Enlightenment”.

Est. in 2016 in Münster/ Germany NEORITE released their first full-length album “Temple Of The New” via This Charming Man Records on May 31 2019. By debut standards, this album distinctly reveals the whole range of Neorite’s musical capacity and hints at the band’s development potential on the albums to come already.

While peering more eccentric rock song arrangements of artists like Blue Öyster Cult or older The Sword, Neorite never willingly leave the path of catchiness in the spirit of Paradise Lost, Baroness or Alice In Chains. Adding dabs of Candlemass-esque epics and some of Type O Negative’s gloom here and there, these doom elements are being contrasted by eruptions of tremolo picking and even blast beats, reminiscent of 90’s Swedish black metal outfits and hardcore-infected thrash metal of Carnivore and more recent Slayer.

Eine gewaltige Walze hat sich in den Untiefen münsteraner Keller zusammengefunden – Neorite schieben und drücken, knarzen und stampfen – an der Schnittmenge von Baroness, Red Fang und The Sword findet man eindeutig noch ein kleines gemütliches Plätzchen um sich breit zu machen. Und das steht ihnen auch wirklich gut. Der herrlich klare Gesang schwebt über den meist sich im Midtempobereich marschierenden Songs. Der ein oder andere Kopf wird da wohlwollen mitbangen, da bin ich mir sicher.