December's Fire where a solo project from Poland that played dungeon synth with touches of death industrial and extreme metal and this is a review of his 1996 album "Vae Victus" which will be re-issued on April 25, 2017 by Arachnophobia Records.
Dark ambient style synths start off the album along with a variety of many different sounding keys and acoustic guitars can also be heard at times and touches of martial and industrial are also added into certain sections of the songs along with some metal influenced guitar riffing,
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the vocals are mostly aggressive screams along with some death metal growls being used at times and elements of black metal a re also added onto the recording along with a small amount of melodic chants and spoken word parts.
Elements of neo classical and symphonic music can be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the tracks also sound very different from each other while also mixing in a decent amount of programmed beats which also adds in a bronze age feeling at times and the synths also add in a touch of goth rock on one of the later tracks.
December's Fire played a musical style that was very much ahead of its time mixing dungeon synth and neo classical with touches of black and death metal to create something very original, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics are written in Polish and cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion December's Fire where a very great sounding mixture of dungeon synth, neo classical and dark metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vae Victus" and "Anoil Samotnych". 8 out of 10.