Written by: The Voiceless Apparition
Hello again everyone. I'm sorry it took me so long to return back to my dungeon synth/dark ambient series. Life gets in the way, but I have returned to this subseries.
So today's review is for the stellar debut ambient album from the Australian atmospheric viking black metal music project Vindakldr entitled Ambient I, released back on February 5th, 2015 through the always reliable and beautiful Bandcamp. As stated this was the artists first foray into the dark ambient genre and my oh my what an absolutely amazing introduction! So lets dive on in.
Things begin on a downtrodden note with "Moon Snatcher." A hauntingly beautiful and moody opener with eerie and sinister melodies enveloped in a juxtaposition of shimmering and gorgeous swaths of synth glory. Meditative all-the-way through, while still delving deep into melancholy. An absolutely stellar way to begin an album. "Forest Mist" is a more fantasy-leaning song in my opinion. It gives me feelings of walking through an open field, snow falling from the sky, and impenetrable grayness clouding the sun from sight, but you do not feel uneasy, instead you feel a great sense of comfort.
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