This si a review of a compilation called "Beyond C:N:O" which was released by Kalpamantra during the year of 2010 and we will review the songs one by one.
NekronoiZ brings us "Les Enfants De Cain" a song that mixes dark ambient/drone with noise and experimental music along with some distorted vocals.
Next up is Project N.A with "Flowers Of The Dark" a very long and epic in length atmospheric dark ambient song with some drone soundscapes in the background.
Next up is Coph"Antae Tryr with "Soyrute" a very dark and atmospheric ambient drone song with an experimental edge.
Next up is Emme Ya with "The Voice" a very demonic and evil sounding dark ambient/drone song that has a black metal feeling to it.
Next up is Wialenove with "The Path(Part VIII)" a very experimental sounding dark ambient song with a mixture of synths and sound effects.
Next up is Vresnit with "Teni Kostrov V Ryad-Kostry Govoryat" a very long and epic in length ritualistic dark ambient/drone song.
Next up is Aum Arrhythmia with "Deconstruction Ritual" a very long and epic in length avant garde ritualistic ambient song.
Next up is Igor Bardo with "Dissolution" a very long and epic in length dark ambient song with drone soundscapes.
Next up is Phaenon with "Subjugation" another long and epic in length occult dark ambient drone song.
Next up is Grist with "The Force Of Destiny" a very long 20 minute experimental ambient song with an avant garde edge and drone soundscapes and at the end of the song they add in some harsh noise elements.
Next up is Phragments with "Birth of A Star" a long and epic in length avant garde dark ambient/drone hybrid song.
Next up is Hamith'a Ha with "Nwyrve" a dark ambient drone song that is alot more shorter than most of the previous songs that have already been reviewed.
Next up is Hoyland with "The Raven" a very dark and avant garde sounding occult ambient song with a darkened atmosphere.
Next up is Aere Aeternus with "Ecartelement" a very long and epic experimental dark ambient song with avant garde soundscapes.
Next up is Wulgota with "Ezotheric" a very experimental and avant garde sounding dark ambient song.
Next up is Nedicry with "But If You Dared To Go There Than Be Cautious" a song that mixes dark ambient and industrial together with some violins in the background as well as some spoken word samples.
Next up is Rasalhague with "Displaced Management" a very dark and experimental sounding ambient drone song.
Next up is Virginti Tres Saecula with "Hvid Dvaerg 444" a very experimental souding hybrid song of noise, dark ambient and drone.
Next up is Sole Obscvrato with "Ancient Magnificent Sky" a song that combines dark ambient/drone with noise music as well as some high pitched screams that have a black metal feeling to them.
Next up is Black Winds with "The Awakening" a very occult and ritualistic dark ambient/drone song.
Next up is Voluntas Voraginis with "Bomne" a very dark and ritualistic ambient/drone song with whispered spoken word parts.
Next up is Phasmata with "Afonia" a song that mixes neo-classical music with dark ambient and is short in length.
Next up is Exu with "Gilde Van Het Nieuwe Licht" a dark ambient noise song that utilizes some silent parts at times then gets heavy.
Next up is Immundis with "Alone" a very short avant garde dark ambient song with drone soundscapes in the background.
Next up is Hybryds with "Never Trust An Angel" a very avant garde sounding experimental song with female vocals.
Next up is Akoustik Timbre Frequency with "Sekuencial Reaktions" a very long and epic in length ritualistic dark ambient/drone song.
Next up is Sequences with "Vespertine I - The Diffused Light" a very dark and avant garde sounding ambient/drone song with alot of atmospheric and noise elements.
Next up is Sighell with "Double Wanded Dancer" a very long and epic in length experimental noise song.
Next up is Shuster with "5-1 Microns (Attempted)" a song that combines ambient, experimental and industrial together with some spoken word samples.
Next up is Mork Skog with "Calling Of Kali" a very tribal and ritualistic dark ambient/drone song with an invocation to the Dark Goddess with some noise elements in the background.
Closing the compilation is United Gods with "Mula Solstice" a very long and epic in length esoteric dark ambient/drone song with some tribal drumming and noise elements.
In conclussion I feel this is a very great compilation and I would recommend it to all fans of dark ambient, drone, ritual, experimental and noise music. RECOMMENDED.