Review by Warlock Draconis Blackthorne
Tier Instinct: The Chaos Magnet
XLV A.S. Genre: Instrumental, Narration.
The Chaos Magnet contains a splendid mix of genres exemplifying the innovative implementation of various sound effects, instruments, with the vocals being strong and clear. TCM is well produced, with the instrumentations applied throughout really speaking for themselves, asserting the evolution of style. The introduction and conclusion creates a ritualistic feel overall, with wonderful uses of elemental permutations accenting these potent infernal reverberations:
The Opening: Deep bells resonate from Hell, echoing within a darkened chamber; the shadows shift, as the celebrant asserts The Almighty Will into the atmosphere.
Blasphemy: 'Shilnge' backward masking rises to the fore from the depths of primal being, tribal drums exorcising, with the rhythmic sounds of mental chains being shed.
Hymn To Pan: A strong version of this invocative poem, blending into the enchanting sounds of the sitar, finger cymbals, and even a contemplative flute, portraying an appropriately arcane, erotic harem-like atmosphere, all cascading as rivulets into a fountain of lust.
Two Is One: Course into a blissful, dream-like Ur sound emanation, giving sway to resonating sounds of the unconscious, and a return to a conjoined ecstatic repose.
Chaos Magnet: Physics in flux, even unto the molecular level, psychological, bio-magnetic forces, penetrating transformations, attraction, dispersal, preservation, with a subsequent clarity of perception. A delicate, empowering balance sustained.
Rise & Release: A timeless return in carnal contemplation to cultures of suitable integration.
The Black Dragon Conclave: Set to a diabolical narration, this impressive piece gives the impression of an unrelenting demonic helltrain, complete with black & white noise permeating, with the voice as a veritable "third side" enunciation.
When Children Kill: The haunting sounds of ghostly children at play maintains an eerie element herein, complimented by that infamous limerick turned deadly lullaby, as well as actual news reports from that darkly historical event.
Tier Instinct: Thunder rolls and lightning strikes during a reading of The Seventh Satanic Statement & Third Enochian Key, as Nine tolls seals the sonic working.
Closing Credits: A concluding electrical instrumental reminiscent of The Electric Hellfire Club as a finale, what one might expect to hear after a film presentation.
Cover art features a skillful arrangement by Ladie Loki displaying the serpentine dragon Oroborous in the endless cycle of regeneration, encircling the Chaos Star emerging from The Trapezoid gateway of materialization. TCM is aesthetically, sonically, & lyrically gratifying.
A powerful opus throughout.