Sunday, October 30, 2016

Aghast - Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis (1995)


Haunting dark ambient from the brief-lived duo of Andria Haugen and Tania Stene. Cavernous keyboards, intermittent percussion, and ghostly, half-whispered vocals. Easily one of my top five dark ambient records.

At the time of recording, both members of Aghast were married to black metal royalty: Samoth of Emperor and Fenriz of Darkthrone, respectively. I'm not mentioning this because they need a cosign, I just think it's interesting. Also interesting is the fact that Hexerei im Zwielicht der Finsternis was supposedly recorded using Dead's (of Mayhem, whose dead body and splattered brains were already on an album cover) microphone.

Track listing:
1. Enthrall
2. Sacrifice
3. Enter the Hall of Ice
4. Call from the Grave
5. Totentanz
6. The Darkest Desire
7. Das Irrlicht
8. Ende

The demon flies in the blackened starless skies
And crawls in the bottomless depths of hell


More like this:
Forest Silence -
The Third Winter (1997)
IHVHLXXII -
Dtxenioutha (2003)

4 comments:

  1. Thanks! I lost this in a hard drive crash, and I couldn't remember the name of the band. And I mistakenly thought that it was Ihsahn's wife (and never knew that Fenriz's wife was also a member), so I was pulling up all kinds of unrelated stuff whilst searching.

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  2. Awesome!! Thank you for uploading this! You wouldn't happen to have the soundtrack to Sinister, too, would you?

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    1. I do, here it is: http://www17.zippyshare.com/v/4FqiDWLP/file.html

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    2. Very generous of you! Thanks for taking the time to upload it!

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