||This is a very dark, inspiring, and flat-out
impressive acoustic/synth atmospheric piece of dark music! Sig:Ar:Tyr
is yet, another one-man project and hails from Ontario, Canada. Daemonskald
presents the world with his visions through metal-inspired music,
but without metal-inspired instruments. For this 1st challenge: acoustic
guitar, spoken word and synthesizers are the only forms of wielded
words. Like that Of the Wand & the Moon, Tenhi, Empyrium, Nest,
or even older-Ulver... "The Stranger" is essentially dedicated
to the dark, grim history and mythology of the Northern European regions.
"Orion Awaits" is my favorite piece. This track stands around
9 minutes and is completely mesmerizing with lush atmosphere and classical
guitar-peggios! There are 6 tracks in all and they sit comfortably
at around a half-hour. "The Stranger" is a stunning pagan
and folkloric opus for fans of the aforementioned bands. May this
settle calmly amongst the cold-hearted.
Reviewed By: Thomas