Greece's solo project Dark Awake has returned with a new recording which continues his mixture of ritual, martial, dark ambient, neo-folk and neo-classical from his previous releases and this is a review of his 2019 ep "The Ma-nifsat-Ion Of Nuit Is At End" which will be released by This Winter Will Last Forever.
Dark ambient soundscapes start off the ep while the songs also incorporate a great amount of synths which also adds in elements of neo-classical onto the recording. At times the music also gets very ritualistic sounding along with some of the tracks also being instrumentals and all of the tracks sound very different from each other.
Tribal and shamanistic style percussion is also added onto the second track which also gives the music more of an occult atmosphere while also adding in some touches of neo-folk and martial. One of the tracks is also very long and epic in length and at times the music also adds in an otherworldly atmosphere.
On this recording Dark Awake goes into more of a ritualistic and occult dark ambient direction. The production sounds very dark while the song themes are a concept album based upon Kenneth Grant's novel "Cult of the Shadow".
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dark Awake and if you are a fan of ritual, martial, dark ambient, neo-folk and neo-classical. you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "LAShTAL(Formula Of The Awakening)" and "The Ma-nifsat-Ion Of Nuit Is At End". 8/5 out of 10.