This is the final review of a recording from Dark Awake with the music being a mixture of neo-folk, ritual, dark ambient and noise with the album being called "Soil, Blood...And the Reaping Of Light" which was released in 2013 as a joint effort between Great turf Deluxe Records and In The Morningside Records.
The album starts out with drones and war sounds before adding in a dark atmosphere and militant drum programming and after awhile classical music elements are brought into the music in a more dark and avant garde manner along with some female vocals being added into certain sections of the recording.
When we get more into the album acoustic guitars are brought in at times and it brings a neo folk sound to the recording as well as some spoken word parts and folk instruments becoming a part of the recording and later on dark ambient soundscapes make their way into the music along with elements of old school noise. and as time goes on by synths become a part of the album and they enhance the atmospheric parts.
As the album progresses male and female Gregorian chants are added onto one of the songs and on the track that follows the synths get more tragic and spoken word World War II samples are added onto the album and as time goes on by the music gets more militant and you can also hear a small amount of accordion's.
With this recording Dark Awake bring in a different sound than the previous recordings with the music being more neo classical and symphonic this time around while alos keeping around the occult and ritualistic atmosphere's.
Song themes cover esoteric deathcult's in pre war Germany like Fraternitas Saturni, Vril and other old mysteries dealing with North Witchcraft and the Babylonian dreamcycle of awakening, while the production has a very dark and ritualistic sound to it.
In my opinion this is another great sounding album from Dark Awake and if you are a fan of neo folk/classical, ritual, dark ambient and noise, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Luminous Vril" "Seidr And Runes" "Le Conte D Graal" and "Meine Nacht Ist Licht". 8/5 out of 10.