MIDNIGHT SYNDICATE

Album: "Gates Of Delirium"
Label: Entity Productions (2001)
Style: Haunting Instrumentals
Songs: 21

B
 

Reviewed by: Darklight

Midnight Syndicate return once again with their horror movie soundtrack style compositions. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goska are very talented musicians that deliver extremely haunting and dramatic gothic soundscapes on this recording.

While listening to any Midnight Syndicate recording, itís like listening to a music score to a classic horror film. The atmosphere the music emits is cold, haunting and eerie with a dark beauty to it that loses you in it. This is very emotional and dramatic music thatís easy to enjoy.

This CD is a good choice for a romantic evening at the graveyard, or just when you want to lay back in a warm blood bath and relax. Once you press play on your audio player, expect to go to places only your imagination can create while listening to this music.

My only real complaint with this CD is that some of the tracks are too short. There are a lot that are only a minute or shorter. These instrumentals work best when theyíre three or more minutes. They need time to sink in and allow you to lose yourself in their atmosphere.

If youíre interested in some dark and haunting gothic instrumentals, this CD is for you.

 

Album: "Realm of Shadows"
Label: Entity Productions (2000)
Style: Goth
Songs: 21
B

Reviewed by: Darklight

The masters of dark orchestrated instrumental music return. What you get treated to on this disc are 21 tracks of emotional, dramatic, haunting soundscapes that are brilliantly composed. The mood present here is cold, eerie and beautiful. This music will take you away to another place and time. This CD is best enjoyed in the dark or with just the light of flickering candles. There's a good blend of variety here making each track interesting and enjoyable to listen to. Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka are very talented musicians that do an excellent job of mixing and layering various moods, feelings and emotions into their instrumentals. This CD is a must for those who enjoy well composed orchestrated gothic instrumentals.

 

Album: "Born Of The Night"
Label: Entity Productions (1998)
Style: Orchestrated goth
Songs: 21
B

Reviewed by: Darklight

This CD contains dark and haunting orchestrated gothic instrumentals that are cold and moody. They create an eerie atmosphere of intense drama. Some tracks are rather ambient with chilling sound samples, while others are more dramatic like a horror movie soundtrack. Everything here is very well composed and of an extremely high quality. These musicians are definitley talented individuals.

The music plays along at a rather slow and dreary pace to create its mood. It's the type of music that works best while listening to it in the dark and letting it take you away. It's mellow, but produces a lot of emotion. There's a lot happening here that keeps it interesting.

My only real complaint is that most of the tracks are too short. I expect dramatic orchestrated instrumentals such as these to play for a long time. However, nothing even reaches four minutes. While the album does flow from start to finish without really feeling like any breaks are given, I would have still liked some of these compositions to have lasted a bit longer than they do.

If you're looking for some good dark and haunting atmosphere music, this Midnight Syndicate CD is the clear choice. From start to finish this album treats you to some extremely well composed orchestrated gothic music that you can lose yourself in.