As I sit here and listen to this masterpiece a bazillionth time, I realize I still have no idea how to write about it, but as they say, I’m willing to give it the old college try.
The atmosphere is tense and ominous, while simultaneously being subtly relaxing and full of emotion.
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The Starway Eternal absolutely rips from note one until the final fade.
Foul atmosphere and pugilistic attacks leave the listener mentally bloody, with bruised psyche, ready to relent the demands of the artists.
One definitely feels agitated throughout each listen. Adrenaline spikes. Pulse of energy run up and down the nervous system, and then it’s over.
Strange riffs interweave in strange ways in a composition aimed at otherworldly atmospherics.
Crawling Chaos has many layers that I keep discovering with every listen, much like the horror stories the songs are based on have many layers themselves.
“One small world, in decline.” – In Defiance