Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Pop, Rock
daniel | Sterling Heights, Mi | 01/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This whole disk is incredible, if you like dark orchestral musics. The ambience is insanely thick. My bottom line opinion is that the track "Waltz of the midwives" is cool enough to be worth the price of the whole disk. Very very creep. Very disturbing sounding."
Neil Kerr | Hastings, NE United States | 10/02/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is one spooky CD. Ominous, sinister, tribal, just plain creepy. Some profound imagery - the disturbing "Waltz of the Midwives", the dark "Midnight Mass" are highlights. Play while driving late at night!"
If witches made silent movies...
Scott Sweet | Colorado Springs, CO | 08/20/2002
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This album takes you to fog-drenched forests and sacrificial altars hidden in caves in some thirteenth hour between one and two a.m. No vocals except for the screech of owls and the cackling of witches. Darren Verhagen does a great job setting a dark ambient/orchestral atmosphere. "Waltz of The Midwives" sucked me in for the rest of the ride. The gentle piano opening left me unprepared for the sudden, blaring waltz. "The Witch Hammer" sounds like villagers chasing witches through the hills, and running right into a trap. "The Darkened Psalm" is a triumphant, danceable march - perfect intro music for a professional wrestler. "Flight of The Screech Owls" has a vibe similar to Wagner's "Flight of The Valkyries." The last two tracks (ominous, Lustmord-ish dread) may have inspired the closing theme to "The Blair Witch Project," Antonio Cora's "The Cellar."The tracks have enough rhythm and enough dynamic passages that boredom never sets in. If the Stygian witches (see Shakespeare's "Macbeth,") made silent films, "The Witch Hammer" would be the soundtrack. Good, scary stuff."