Quite unusually, this is the second intrumental
album I review within the span of one week. I was mightily impressed by the Polish
band Lebowski whose progressive, jazzy, yet relaxing album was a true tour de
force in musicianship.
The same can be said of Nightbreeder's 'The Dawn of the Dark Age'. It is an
album I have truly enjoyed listening to over the past days. Nightbreeder is a
project by Simone Giorgini, classically trained musician and author.
Consequently, 'The Dawn of the Dark Age' is like an audio book with an elaborate
soundtrack. An amazing soundtrack, in fact.
It's classical, orchestral music
with a metal atmosphere. It's dark and dramatic in the King Diamond, Mortiis or
Danzig way, and at the same time impressingly beautiful.
If you like movie soundtracks in the Horner, Nyman, Elfman vein, the latest
Dimmu Borgir and the instrumental bits by King Diamond, then I suggest you get
your arse down to your nearest record broker right away. This is one you don't want to
Note to Giorgini: Have someone proof read the English narrative bits - it might
heighten the overall experience even further...