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Phrozenlight - Passion: Crucifixion & Resurrection CD (album) cover




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4 stars Passion; Crucifixion & Resurrection is another ambient album by Phrozenlight, and given the religiously-based title, I expected not to like it. Fortunately, I really do, surprisingly. The sound on this album isn't "Glory to God" serene and happy, but rather dark and empty.

But, something is different here: I'm not hearing any ear-piercing jet-engine-type drones drowning out the atmosphere. Passion; Crucifixion & Resurrection focuses its sound more on dramatically empty-cave resonances, complete with occasional dripping and a constant black sonority that fills the damp cave air, which fits very well with the setting of the resurrection part of this story that is so familiar. Faint echoes of a distant choir, either imaginary or real, are heard throughout this album, giving a (holy) ghosty feel. Other than this being highly atmospheric of a darkened re-imagining of one of the most infamous tales of ever, there really isn't much going on in the music besides ambience and faint effects, which is why I'm so surprised that I like it.

I feel that I could compare this to a more electronic sounding Lustmord, within a possibly religious context. I'm not religious at all, and whether you are or not, this is one of the better dark ambient releases I've heard in my days. This being one of Phrozenlight's freely released recordings, you won't be missing out on any cash if you don't enjoy. When an artist records over 10 albums a year, some of the albums tend to either be hit or miss, and this is a definite hit.

colorofmoney91 | 4/5 |


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