Akhlys are a musical project from Colorado and on this recording played a very ritualistic form of dark ambient and this is a review of t heir 2009 album "Supplication" which will be re-issued in October by AnnapurnA.
Dark soundscapes start off the album while both of the tracks are very long and epic in length. At times the music also gets very ritualistic sounding while also mixing in a great amount of dark ambient elements along with some synths also being utilized quite a bit throughout the recording.
Voices can also be heard in some parts of the music along with the music also getting more experimental and diverse as the album progresses. At times the music also gets very avant garde sounding and the second track shows the music going into a different direction but also maintaining the ritualistic atmosphere as well as showing an influence of black emtal.
On this recording Akhlys played a musical style that took dark ambient and ritualistic music and mixed them together to create a sound of his own while the alter album brought in other musicians and gone into more fo a black metal direction. The production sounds very dark while the song themes revolve around darkness, dreams and occultism.
In my opinion Akhlys played a very great sounding ritualistic dark ambient style on this recording and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Part II". 8 out of 10.