Delve into the Necronomicon, a dark symphony based on H.P. Lovecraft's forbidden tome of unspeakable horrors. This epic concept album is a spellbinding tribute to the Cthulhu Mythos and contains 21 tracks of ominous orchestrations, gothic choirs and otherworldly chants to evoke your darkest nightmare. Music by Nox Arcana (Joseph Vargo and William Piotrowski).
Sunday, September 23, 2007
from United States
Review: As a practitioner of the Occult, I've found many of the Nox Arcana cd's to be great mood enhancers and none evoke the primal chaos within myself like this one does.
Joe Vargo does a splendid job of narrating this CD as you discover the secrets lurking within the dreaded Necronomicon! Vargo gives a rational yet disturbing setting to the music as he involves your senses by telling you dire secrets of the various pantheon of "gods"(?) such as Nyarlathotep, Shub-Niggurath and of course the ultimate Old One, Great Cthulhu himself.
"Ancient Shadows" is a solid offering as it gives you that feeling of not being alone anymore since you dared to open the Necronomicon and glance at its pages. The shadows are everywhere and now you're being watched.
Another excellent track is "Temple of the Black Pharoh" which comes after Nyarlathotep the Old One who allegedly fed Alhazred the information of the Necronomicon.
"Guardians of the Gate" is another pulse pounding sound with the violins and cellos and choral of the damned. You get the sensation that it's not wise to dare to peek beyond the veil because what is waiting there will notice you and there's no turning back.
Finally the best tracks on the whole cd are the "Ritual of Summoning" where Vargo loudly whispers the words of power that beckon Cthuhlu to rise from the deep. Then the next track "Cthulhu Rising" is my favorite on the whole cd as you get the feeling the blubbery ol' bastard has climbed forth from his tomb ready to dominate the earth once more as the High Priest of the Great Old Ones!
Perfect for Chaosium's Call of Cthulhu RPG; an Egypt and Eldritch D&D session; reading Lovecraft; meditating while you read the Simon Necronomicon; or just as disturbing background noise. No matter how you slice it, this is a GREAT cd!