Australian one-man band MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY combines depressive black metal with doomy and ambient music.
Apparently based on primitive structures and melodies, Firmament builds itself on layers upon layers of monumental guitars, enchanting keys, hypnotic rhythms, and burzumish vocals.
Epic and symphonic without being self-indulgent, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY enshrouds the listener in a mystic and mesmerizing sonic fog, involving him in an exalting ritual of night-adoration.
This is the majesty of the nightsky renewed, a dark observation on the mystery of existence while searching for a higher truth.
FORMAT: CD CATALOG N. IVR-003
1. From Forest To Firmament (9:27)
2. Nocturnal Prey (7:24)
3. Departing Flesh And Bone (5:14)
4. A Host For Ghosts (5:16)
5. As Dark And Ominous As Stormclouds (9:39)
6. Salvation Denied (8:16)
7. Storms Of Fire And Ice (5:10)
8. From Firmament To Forest (9:14)
9. Beyond The Eighth Sphere (8:33)
Total time 69:33
12-page full color booklet with lyrics
Released April 16th, 2010
all instruments and vocals
Midnight Odyssey’s debut album Firmament is a monument of ambient/doomy black metal built on visionary sounds. A pagan ritual of night adoration, a scanner darkly with new eyes.
For fans of Burzum, Manes, Summoning, Lustre and Coldworld.