Crimson Moon’s first full-length of Vampyric Black Metal. They came in with a bang. The intro track pours out of the speakers in a haunting tone. All the while, you get the sense that you’re walking through the woods at night. Then, the ritual starts. They donât conform to the usual style of tremolo picking, annoying blast-beats, non-existent bassline, and someone screaming “”hail satan”” ten thousand times. This is haunting black metal from the grave.
The structure of the music is a roller coaster in a way. One minute, you will have mid-tempo black metal with distorted guitars, bassline following, and drums pounding. Then, it stops. The guitars turn off their distortion, and they play a somber, haunting tune on their guitars, while the bassline plays a little solo with the keyboard accompanying them. The vocals will drop from screaming growls to clean, spoken chants. It’ll take you on a roller coaster of pure black metal from the very start.
Overall, this album is one of my favorites. If you are a fan of Crimson Moon, you’ll like this album
1. Intro: Dirge of the Apocalypse 04:52
2. Kingdom of Shadows 05:21
3. Praised Be the Blood of the Serpent 03:56
4. Carpe Noctem 03:12
5. The Stormbringer 06:59
6. Sender of Nocturnal Visions 05:29
7. To Offer Thy Crimson Sacrament 05:47
8. The Eye of the Draconis 03:42
9. Outro: Embraced 05:32
Total playing time 44:50