VARIOUS ARTISTS: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DARKNESS II
CD: Dragon Flight Recordings DFR013 [2002]


Helter Incendo:
Open the Gate
The Throne and the Legion

Hollowing:
Hariti
Mourning the Frozen
Pyres for the Devoured

When Joy Becomes Sadness:
Theory
God, No

The two tracks from Helter Incendo are excellent. This is dark Drone music containing satanic elements. Some great use of chanting and prayer recital. Just what the doctor ordered!

Tracks 3-5 generated by Hollowing are more rhythm orientated. There are some really strong beats here along with some smart use of percussive tone. This is all held together with drone undercurrents, and in places a little bit of string arrangement! Track 4 is a belter. A good strong pounding and uncompromising drone track.

The last two tracks on the CD are from When Joy Becomes Sadness. These two tracks stand out from the rest on the CD. This is a great band with a really unique sound. They’re sound is deep and cavernous drone but with a unique and very well produced atmosphere.


DFG

[When Joy Becomes Sadness] / [Beauty & Pain (Formerly DFR)]

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