Accurst - A Phantoms Noctuary
Dark Ambient One track. Forty Three minutes. No giant disembodied eye and a black tower unfortunately. But close enough. Accurst is Horror soundtrack music, a chaotic embodiment of ambient, black distortion and horror, "Dekadence" music, as the creator has deemed it.

This is truly a distorting and frightful conception, it begins with dark whispered vocals, vomiting all over a windy background, sounding like the last confessions of a tortured genius, recorded for the archives. It doesn't surprise me that there are keyboards in this, before the vocals come back - spoken word atrocities.

This sounds like another album I reviewed earlier this year - "Czern" by Krothor.

It does a good job in that despite being one gargantuan track, it has enough changes and psychotic moments to become a select handful of Litanies. Just imagine a nice ambient soundtrack of Wind howling, Gothic keyboards that change in pace, tempo, and melody, and interesting vocal poems.

There are dirges, minuets, and moments of chaos like a Carnival at midnight. "Murders never happen without smiles".

This is strictly, strictly not for everyone, and I can't say it is a fantastic release, but it works.
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Accurst - A Phantoms Noctuary

4.0
"Bad"
N/A
Electroracle
Released 2007 by Sérpéné Héli
One track. Forty Three minutes. No giant disembodied eye and a black tower unfortunately. But close enough. Accurst is Horror soundtrack music, a chaotic embodiment of ambient, black distortion and horror, "Dekadence" music, as the creator has deemed it.

This is truly a distorting and frightful conception, it begins with dark whispered vocals, vomiting all over a windy background, sounding like the last confessions of a tortured genius, recorded for the archives. It doesn't surprise me that there are keyboards in this, before the vocals come back - spoken word atrocities.

This sounds like another album I reviewed earlier this year - "Czern" by Krothor.

It does a good job in that despite being one gargantuan track, it has enough changes and psychotic moments to become a select handful of Litanies. Just imagine a nice ambient soundtrack of Wind howling, Gothic keyboards that change in pace, tempo, and melody, and interesting vocal poems.

There are dirges, minuets, and moments of chaos like a Carnival at midnight. "Murders never happen without smiles".

This is strictly, strictly not for everyone, and I can't say it is a fantastic release, but it works.
Dec 31 2006

Nick Quarm

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