Vortex is a solo project from Germany that plays a cinematic mixture of ritual and dark ambient and this is a review of his 2018 double album "As Gods Fall" which will be released on June 21st by Cyclic Law.
Ritualistic soundscapes start off the album along with some melodic chants while soundtrack movie orientated synths are also used at times as well as some militant beats and at times the music also captures a very medieval and epic sounding atmosphere and folk instruments can also be heard at times.
Clean guitars can also be heard briefly while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and some of the tracks also bring in a small amount of electric guitars as well as the spoken word parts also giving the songs more of a ritualistic feeling when they are utilized and some tracks also bring in atmospheric sounding drones and nature sounds and as the album progresses stringed instruments and acoustic guitars are added onto the recording, some of the tracks are also all instrumental.
Vortex plays a musical style that takes cinematic music, neo-folk, dark ambient and ritual and mixes them together to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics cover the Nordic Mythology and Paganism of The Eddas.
In my opinion Vortex is a very great sounding cinematic mixture of dark ambient and ritual and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "War Is Coming" "Odhinns Wrath" "A New World" and "Into The Void". 8 out of 10.