This is a review of another recording from Erang which continues his dungeon synth sound with the album being called "Tome IV" and released by Katabaz Records.
The album starts out with medieval sounding synths along with a dark ambient atmosphere as well as some drum programming which brings in a Summoning influence and you can also hear traces of folk music and on the second song you can hear elements of classical music being added into the recording along with a variety of many different sounding keys.
As the album progresses the songs become more diverse and atmospheric as well as bringing in elements of experimental music along with some melancholy melodies and the album also starts getting more epic and evokes the feeling of a fantasy movie soundtrack and on one song harps are added into the music as well as being in some drum programming that gives the record a tribal shamanistic feeling and on one song pagan style chanting is brought into the mix as well as some operatic vocals on another song.
On this recording Erang brings in a lot of newer elements and you can hear a great amount of progress from the previous records while he also sticks true to the dungeon synth sound of the other recordings while also building and evolving with his approach to the genre.
Song themes cover Paganism, Fantasy and Darkness, while the production has a very dark and powerful sound along with the last song being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Erang and if you are a fan of dungeon synth, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Death is A Silent Friend" "Summon Your Dragon" "A Glimpse of Magic" and "Temple of Elemental Evil". 9 out of 10.