Saturday, October 15, 2011

E.V.P. "Postmortem Canticles of Necromancy" LP Review

E.V.P. Postmortem Canticles of Necromancy

The band E.V.P., who originates from Kusel, Germany, can be ranked in the top for me as far as ambient acts with the exception of Atrium Carceri, Beyond Sensory Experience and Collapsar. E.V.P. paints a paranormal soundscape with the mixing of trance esque industrial, neo classical and dark ambient. The opening track “Left Hand of Glory” begins with a trance drone opening followed by neoclassical instrumentation then transitions smoothly into a haunting dark ambient interlude that draws you in. “Flesh Boiling from Bone” gives you the essence of human sacrifice and ritual, while the “Ever Downward Journey” and “Full Moonlight upon Dead” and “Frozen Soil” almost sound like the perfect soundtrack to a horror film particularly the movies Puppet Master and Creep Show. “The Undertow of Styx” is my personal favorite with its neo classical composition that will bring the dead back to life. The haunting Gregorian monk chants on “Consecration De Profundus” add a ritualistic feel to the albums already haunting undertone. I’m actually really anticipating a follow up to this album. I would like to see where EVP will take us next. This one I recommend for the living as well as the dead.

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