Dark Awake are a 1 man band from Greece that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of ritual, martial, neo-classical, neo-folk and dark ambient and this is a review of his 2014 album "Annunnaki" which was released by Great Turf Deluxe.
a very dark and ritualistic ambient sound starts off the album along with some avant garde and experimental elements and you can also hear a great amount of martial beats present throughout the recording and the synths also bring in a great amount of neo-classical influences into the musical sound that is present on this recording.
There are a great amount of instrumental tracks present throughout the recording and at times you can hear traces of the more underground style of industrial being added into some of the songs and as the album progresses spoken word parts can be heard in certain sections of the recording along with the synths bringing in more epic elements.
At times the experimental sounds have a sci-fi feeling to them and one of the tracks brings in a choir of melodic Gregorian chants which also add more of an occult atmosphere to the recording along with some of the later songs adding in tribal sounding percussion and some of the alter tracks also bring in flutes which also gives the music a good dose of medieval and pagan sounds.
Dark Awake creates another album that is very dark, atmospheric and ritualistic sounding mixing in elements of martial, dark ambient, folk, neo-classical and dark ambient to create a very original sound, the production sounds very dark and raw while the some themes revolve around Anunakki, Luciferian, Left Hand Path, Occultism, Runes and European Paganism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dark Awake and if you are a fan of ritual, martial, neo-classical, neo-folk and dark ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Towards the Nine Angles" "Virgo Luciferia" "Thy Satyr" and "Anunnaki". 8 out of 10.