This is a review of a collaboration album between Greece's Dark Awake and Regard Extreme which mix martial, industrial, neo-classical,epic, ethereal and dark ambient together and the album was released in 2018 by La Esencia Records and is called "The Odyssey".
Field recordings and atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some stringed and folk instruments a few seconds later while the music also brings in a great amount of dark ambient elements along with the synths also giving the songs more of an epic atmosphere as well as some of the tracks being instrumentals.
Elements of neo-classical can also be heard quite a bit throughout the recording while martial drum beats are also brought into the music at times along with the music also having its experimental moments and as the album progresses a brief use of operatic female vocals and spoken word parts can also be heard and a couple of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Dark Awake and Regard Extreme mix their 2 different styles together and create a recording that mixes martial, industrial, neo-classical,epic, ethereal and dark ambient together to create something very original, the production sounds very dark while the lyrics are based upon Homer's "The Odyssey".
In my opinion this is a very great sounding collaboration from Dark Awake and if you are a fan of martial, industrial, neo-classical,epic, ethereal and dark ambient, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Towards A Long Journey" "Circe(Metamorphosis)" "The Island Of Sun God (Helios)" and "Ithaca (The Return Of The King)". 8 out of 10.