Greece's solo project Dark Awake has returned with a new recording which continues his mixture of ritual, neo-classical, martial, neo-folk and dark ambient and this is a review of his 2017 album "Atropos Of Eudoimonia" which was released by Dornwald Records.
Dark ambient style synths along with some elements of harsh noise and martial start off the album along with some female choir vocals a few seconds later while the music also mixes in the more underground side of industrial at times as well as one track also adding in Gregorian chants.
At times the music gets very ritualistic and occult sounding while oriental style folk instruments can also be heard briefly along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and there is also a cover of Sol Invictus's "Kneel To The Cross" which also introduces clean male vocals onto the recording.
Throughout the recording the music also incorporates a great amount neo-classical elements while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly along with all of the songs sound different from each other as well as one track also bringing in a small amount of acoustic guitars and as the album progresses the music gets more experimental.
Dark Awake creates another recording that remains true to his mixture of ritual, neo-classical, martial, dark ambient and neo folk, the production sound s very dark while the lyrics cover O.N.A Satanism, Alchemy, Persian Occultism, and Greek/Hermetic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording From Dark Awake and if you are a fan of neo-classical, folk, martial, ritual and dark ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Algol And Naos" "Kneel To The Cross" and "The Medusa Of Despair". 8 out of 10.