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Miasma & The Carousel Of Headless Horses



4.26 | 67 ratings

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5 stars A descent into madness in fact, but how classy!

Perils as the title might suggest is a display of danger and insanity, though in a strongly vigorous and energetic, yet mysterious way that pulls the listener more and more with every single track passing. A macabre and mystic music ranging from dark folk through rock to a form of neoclassical sound which is being sewed up together into a mesmerizing avant-garde performance.

Phrase 'Danse Macabre' could be a great portrayal for this obscure piece. While music surely is twisted and dark it keeps a fairly fast pace. With addition of eastern european folk implications the instruments almost imitate a dance. A dance of death, someone at the brink of his life clutching at straws, someone at the edge of his sanity struggling not to fall down. Incredibly ominous, thus interesting. Nonetheless, at no point the album becomes irritating or overwhelming, even though it seems to radiate a sinister aura.

Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses definitely maintained a well-made balance in between the accessibility, complex structure and uniqueness of the composition. It is all due to the impressive craftsmanship of the whole piece. Perils consists of many experimental parts where atonality takes control, though the fact that they were blended extremely well into those more harmonic, melodic, pleasant sounding ones and used with a pitch-perfect moderation makes it all a literal ambrosia. Furthermore, the album features many other minor factors contributing to the cohesiveness and general aesthetics of the work such as: cover artwork, absolutely clever attention keeping interludes and even songs' titles which only add to the whole taste.

Creating such a dark merge of genres instrumental work definitely has never been a simple task to do as it requires a lot of attention and investment from the listener. Nevertheless, Miasma & the Carousel of Headless Horses managed to reach every expectation for one to have towards this kind of music. An impossible to outmatch masterpiece.

Pestilence | 5/5 |


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