Midnight Syndicate Out of the
By Marcus Pan
When I first spun this at
work today, I immediately thought Wow, these guys havent changed at
all. But as it turns out, Out of the Darkness is like a greatest
hits compilation for Midnight Syndicate, covering the earlier dark ambient from
Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka. Going as far back as 1997s Midnight
Syndicate debut with such tracks as Haunted Nursery and Druids,
Out of the Darkness is a collection of what the duo has done in their
Tracks here can be found on the three past releases by
Midnight Syndicate, Born of the Night, Midnight Syndicate and
Realm of Shadows with a half dozen or so of the 24 tracks being
exceptions from that rule. Unreleased until now are the theme to The Dead
Matter movie and Vampires Kiss from this movie as well, and
four new tracks we havent heard yet such as Return of the
Apparition, a continuing storyline from Born of the Night. The
inclusion of the previously unreleased material along with the four new songs
doesnt do much to make Out of the Darkness a worthy buy for
None of the better, in my opinion, and more recent Midnight
Syndicate releases are here no Gates of Delerium,
Vampyre, The 13th Hour or, my favorite, Dungeons &
Dragons. Im noticing the sheer similarity from one track to the
next all similar orchestration, bells, etc. from Midnight
Syndicates earlier work. Even their new tracks here have similar styles
and the same movements.
The music doesnt differentiate too much, and it
doesnt have too much of a cohesive order that Born of the Night or
Realm of Shadows did, but Out of the Darkness is a nice idea if
youre a big fan of theirs and want to hear what they have done in the
past to position themselves as one of the foremost authorities on Halloween
ambient soundtracks. Unfortunately since weve already reviewed Realm
of Shadows and Born of Night Im not quite sure what I can add
that I havent already said.
Post: 11510 Boxwood Circle, Chardon, OH, 44024, USA
Phone: (440) 285-2449
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