Thursday, October 9, 2008

Elend: A World in Their Screams (4.5/5)

Year: 2007
Genre: Classical Dark Chamber
Label: Prophecy
TRT: 57:38

The atmosphere and tension created by this group is something often grasped for, but seldom attained. I can't think of a better time of the year to pop in this disc, with it's chilling choral arrangements, instrumentation both thunderous and hushed but always for maximum impact, and haunting spoken word sections. Adding to the mystique, everything is in French, so you really have no idea what sort of incantation is being uttered. in a few words,
Imagine the twisted sadistic half-brother of Dead Can Dance and you'll have a decent idea of what you're in for. As an added bonus, they have a fairly extensive back catologue reaching all the way back to 1994.

Highly recommended for scaring the fudge out of Trick-or-Treating visitors.

01 Ophis puthôn
02 A World in Their Screams
03 Ondes de sang
04 Le dévoreur
05 Le fleuve infini des morts
06 Je rassemblais tes membres
07 Stasis
08 Borée
09 La carrière d'ombre
10 J'ai touché aux confins de la mort
11 Urserpens

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