Black Metal, as a whole, has the ability to transcend the restraints of what initially defined it. It’s also one of the most cherished of styles within the Metal world for this very reason and how it helps define a sense of originality within its fans. Sadly, this sense of self-identification can lead to divides. On one hand you have those who feel it should rarely (if ever) deviate from the concepts laid out during the first and second waves. On the other you have those that feel lines should be blurred, often mixing in styles like Hardcore, Shoegaze, and even Sludge Metal. Enter Conjuro Nuclear to this equation. This is a one-piece Black Metal/Darkwave outfit helmed by an individual known simply as “Emesis” that hails from Madrid, Spain. The entity was formed in 2012, issued a self-released debut full-length in 2013 titled Luna Ilena y Radiacion, and followed that up with this year’s Conjuro Nuclear. But do these two styles work with each other in pure harmony, or is the ball dropped somewhere along the way in what should be a likely merger?