Saturday, January 15, 2022

Full Length Review: Columbarium Station and Lord A "Vampyric Ritual Chamber Music" (Independent) by Corban Skipwith

Band: Columbarium Station and Lord A
Location: London
Country: UK
Genre: Dark Ambient Ritual Music
Format: Digital album
Label: Independent
Release date: October 31, 2021
I think now is the perfect time to inherit our inner ‘goth’ mode and unleash the demons!
Columbarium Station and Lord A with
-Vampyric Ritual Chamber Music
What to say about this 11 track experience right here, I can tell you one thing this is the kind of album that I would flourish back in my youth.
Quick backstory, when I was young (say 15/16) I would love to seek out and discover the darkest types of music out and for me that would feature a whole range of sounds from
-Dimmu Borgir
-Cradle Of Filth
-Marilyn Manson
-Carpathian Forest
Anything that sounds ‘dark’ and ‘brutal’ is what I gravitated towards, anything to give me that overwhelming feeling of ‘hopelessness’ and ‘sorrow’.
It wasn’t for any reason other than I wanted to FEEL the music, feel the extreme emotions that saturated the records, it’s something mainstream music just didn’t have period. It wasn’t just dark music I would use to feel it would be anything that displayed an extreme sense of aesthetic or emotion that I would look for to give me that rush that only music can provide.
This album is the very essence of what I craved and still look for today in my music, it’s an unapologetically dark album with larger than life chords and strings lurking at every turn and the overwhelming sense of ‘depression’ taking centre stage in this orchestra of sadness and despair.
Woe is me who present the crimson sky, invisible shackles bind my feet to the ground and lay me worthless upon the ‘greater good’. Evil the four letter word that speaks more profound in the hearts of man than there are books of words to read and study.
Amen to the modest man who takes his pain on the back of his aching back moving step by painful step refusing to crack under the millage of sin, amen.
This album, will break you if you’re not ready to understand what makes it so unique, this isn’t just a collection of songs this is a statement, a statement made in anguish and in sin, an album that defines a hundred years of pain and suffering, unjust actions and lies, terror and deceit.
From the devilish production to the outerworldly aesthetic that is far beyond the mortal man’s comprehension this album speaks only in tragedy and death, are you the one to survive the inevitable? Corban Skipwith

Track list:
1. Avernunm
2. Sanguis Cursus
3. Sanguis Meus
4. Sanguis Noster
5. Vampyres - First Movement (Umbra)
6. Vampyres - Second Movement (Vagari)
7. Vampyres - Third Movement (Silentium)
8. Vampyres - Final Movement (Aeternum)
9. Vampyres – Praesagium
10. De Sanguine Somnia
11. Oratio Strigoi / Dracvs Devs Est

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