Classical fantasy with hints of great Darkness
creator/composer Anders Dahlgren and composer Henrik Summanen
pairs off with Waerloga Records as a partner-in-crime.
Anders's project is called Gargrim the Liar
and Henrik's Anabasis. Both
are debuting with these projects
on the album "Two Worlds
". The album got two CDs, one each for the two project's.
The litany of lament they orchestrate is pure and breath both metal (even though it's a strictly classical fantasy soundtrack sound on both albums).
The blackened compositions Anders and Henrik have written are irredeemable but gorgeous, a little bit
dreary but as much to make it exquisite.
I feel that the important thing to think about if you’re going to pick up Two Worlds
is that this 2CD box
is a bit different from ordinary soundtracks and a bit different from Arcana
The albums are filled with more classical overtones, instrumental CDs.
Resulting in something that you can really just “play” in the background while you’re writing or trying
to find your muse.
The artwork is ok. The inlay is astonishing but the cover is fucking up a great picture made by John Howe.
Way to bright.
Some of the melodies/themes and the mood are really great. Henrik Summanen
feels more restrained than Anders Dahlgren
but on the other hand Henrik's album is the more complete one of the two.
Anabasis opening track is the best on both albums.
Gargrim the Liar
, when he lets go. It's brilliant.
I guess we will hear more from these two artists in the future. I am looking forward to them both evolve
and maybe take more risks. Anabasis really would benifit if he could escape his strait jacket. Then he
will be one of the truly great. Two
good albums in one case.