04/13/2006: "10/10 Review from Lunar Hypnosis: ENDLESS DISMAL MOAN "Lord of Nightmare" CD"
* ENDLESS DISMAL MOAN "Lord of Nightmare" CD review found at:
"Endless Dismal Moan the solo project of the sinister soul known only
as Chaos9 impressed me greatly with their debut self titled album just
a little over a year ago. Now Chaos9 returns with a new recording of
blackened metal mayhem called ‘Lord of Nightmare'.
"'Lord of Nightmare' much like its predecessor is indeed a nightmarish
occurrence. I honestly can’t say when the last time was that I
experienced such a frightening, gripping, hallucinating,
spellbindingly evil recording as this one. Seriously the riffs in
this thing send shivers up and down my spine, the hairs on my arm
standout up and quiver, and as I continue on listening I feel my very
thoughts might betray me to do something wicked. Amongst these evil
chords are brutally programmed drums that at no point sound human,
but more like some sort of futuristic death contraption hooked up to
my psyche. Plus with eerie synth that brings me back to the first
Emperor album, and vocals that sound like something straight out of
hell, you can bet you’re in for one tremendous journey with this
"‘Thirst’ for example starts out with a ghostly synth melody, where
soon raw otherworldly hypnotic guitars enter the song, and the
destruction viciously spreads and consumes your very mortal essence
from you. ‘ENDLESS DISMAL MOAN [9 to Death]’ again scares the living
hell out of me, opening with a light synth melody, soon guitar
feedback and harsh noise roll up, and torturous serpent like screams
began to address you for nine minutes of throbbing brilliance.
Sometimes black metal, sometimes doom metal, sometimes something
beyond description, Endless Dismal Moan is outstanding! To call this
anything less than a masterpiece would be wasted, this is one of the
scariest and quite simple vital recordings I’ve heard thus far!"
* Score: 10 of 10
Review By: JJM