Dark Awake are a 1 man band from Greece that plays an occult mixture of neo-classical, martial, ritual, dark ambient and neo-folk and this is a review of his 2008 album "Meseonas" which was released by Twilight Records.
The album starts out with dark sounding synths and a few seconds later drum programming and symphonic elements are added into the recording which also leads up to a more medieval and dark ambient sound.
When we go more into the album spoken word parts are added into certain sections of the recording along with more folk and classical influences and after awhile classical guitars become a part of the recording and on one of the tracks female vocals are added into the music and you can also hear a great amount of ritualistic sounds throughout the recording and towards the end there is a Current 93 cover.
Dark Awake created a very interesting sound with this album with the music being in a medieval avant garde direction while also having neo-folk and classical elements which also helps to make the album sound more original.
Song themes and lyrics cover Gnosticism, Sumerian, Macabre Fantasies and Left hand path concepts, while the production has a very dark and r aw sound to it.
In my opinion Dark Awake are a very great sounding occult mixture of neo-classical, martial, ritual, dark ambient and neo-folk and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Alpha And Omega" "Mourn The Loss Of Ishtar" "Nigrim Serpentis" and "All the Pretty Little Horses". 8 out of 10.