Here and there some guitar breaks coming out of nowhere do break the overall keyboards feel; just as some aerial and excellent vocals enter the scene at half time. Seven out of ten probably. This music is captivating, mysterious, glossy dark and elegant. But the real smash is built around the 19 minute epic title track which defines the album. Switch On Dark 19:28 04. Still, the long title track is an excellent doom and very dark song.
Unease and foreboding are around every corner and yet the melodies so beautiful you can't help but get sucked in. Unease and foreboding are around every corner and yet the melodies so beautiful you can't help but get sucked in. We're not sure but it slips right back into the calm pool of darkness that is no longer resistible. Occasionally it moves towards doom-metal territory but never gets that far, always pulling back in favor of a more reserved symphonic feel. Nevertheless one of those stands out as being a bit richer in voices that the said two tracks. Apart from some very occasional lyric-based vocals and the relatively frequent vocalizations from Monika Tasnad, all the subsequent tracks reveal in places wordless singing, which seems to be coming from a mixed operatic choir, though I believe these are in fact samples, just used in a very effective way.
It has the feel of affluence and nobility somehow. Still, the four star rating is a bit out of reach. Wholesome family fun, assuming your family likes to swing on the dark side now and again. Fairy Vision Esoteric Edit 14:26 06. Switch On Dark 19:28 4. Strings sections create evil backdrops that sound like the moment that Lord Vader enters the screen.
The gloomy atmosphere awaits you at every corner of this work. Damnatus In Aeternum 3:40 03. Each begins with only piano, acoustic guitar and string pads in the arrangement, but later on the music gradually becomes denser and denser, finally assuming the shape of symphonic Doom Metal with a lush sound, also involving Moog, church organ, electric guitar and drums - all the said instruments being widely used everywhere on the recording. Norton shows her talents with delicious assortment of keyboard atmospheres and handles the digital orchestra as well. Damnatus In Aeternum 3:40 3. Brilliantly slow in evolving it builds various keyboard and lead electric guitar sections around a cast of shady characters in various vocal forms.
Brilliantly slow in evolving it builds various keyboard and lead electric guitar sections around a cast of shady characters in various vocal forms. . Indeed, fantastic sounds associated exclusively with ghostly creatures can in places be heard on all six of the tracks present. Posted Thursday, November 12, 2009 Review 250247. Wholesome family fun, assuming your family likes to swing on the dark side now and again. So I only note that both are genuine suites, multi-sectional compositions possessing everything necessary to justify their epic mission and always keep the listener intrigued too.
It all sounds too artificial, prepared, organized. The music is usually filled with a dark, menacing atmosphere, reminding me in some ways of a cross between a gothic, horror and fantasy novel, although there are few lyric-based vocals here those by Bartoccetti approaching death-metal growling. There is classical piano, violin, and synths used to sweeping and grandiose effect, absolutely breathtaking stuff. But I guess that it is only a feeling you can get while you have listened to several of their albums. It has the feel of affluence and nobility somehow. This is heady and very effective entertainment for those who like things a bit spooky, a lot showy, with unflinching high self-esteem. The concluding number, Mysticdrug, begins and unfolds similarly, but while later on the emphasis is laid on electric guitars, the group never reaches the intensity typical of the said genre, which though, is just merely remarked on, since the music is very interesting as it is.
This is heady and very effective entertainment for those who like things a bit spooky, a lot showy, with unflinching high self-esteem. Needless to say that the band didn't reject their dark, bizarre, almost satanic image through the years. Kudos to Black Widow Records for this release and cool booklet. Damnatus In Aeternum 3:40 3. The band has not forgotten their sources of course. Switch on Dark 19:28 4.
It would be a long story to describe in detail the title track and Fairy Vision, as they last for 19+ and 14+ minutes respectively. This music is captivating, mysterious, glossy dark and elegant. This is Darkotic whose first two and last sections, using acoustic guitar, church organ and string pads, all have certain common ground with Classical music, while the piece's largest, central part belongs to Doom Metal whose saturation in symphonic harmonies, as well as progressiveness as such, will not leave cold anyone into the genre. There is classical piano, violin, and synths used to sweeping and grandiose effect, absolutely breathtaking stuff. Towards the end there is a beautiful female vocal section that reminded me of a dark version of Oldfield which ends abruptly with the woman seemingly sacrificed in front of our ears. In terms of song writing, their input is much too related to the ideas of one man with the inevitable repetition and lack of creativity that it implies.