Eine Dunkle Symbiose Aus Tod & Ewiger Finsternis [coll] – [Eclipse of Live Promulgation]
â€˜A Dark Symbiosis of Dead and Eternal Darknessâ€™ split 2005.
Side A â€˜Deathâ€™ – Elisabetha- Elisabetha (split 2008) were from Germany. They used to be Black Metal, but then they went full Neoclassical retard. It seems that this split has been released twice with the same Nachtmahr material on the other sideâ€” on the CD version itâ€™s a bizarre black metal track on Elisabethaâ€™s side but on this 7â€ version you get keyboardsâ€¦ is it â€œDungeon Synth,â€ Renfield? Derision apart, the take on Darkwave, dedicated to E.A. Poe, is actually fairly apt.Â Thereâ€™s a heartbeat in there too, and some spoken word in Deutsch. Are any of the instruments real?
Side B â€˜Darknessâ€™ – Nachtmahr- Two tracks from the now-inactive German project, founded 1996. Donâ€™t get them confused with the Electro-Industrial project or the other Black Metal band from Germany! This is primitive symphonic BM with lyrics from Goethe (on the first track) and really cheap synth parts that sound strangely divorced from the other instruments, kind of like hearing two songs at once. A+ for the mindfuck, and perhaps they even meant for this to happen. They shot for Emperor/Enslaved epic Valhallan feels and got something a bit more â€˜special.â€™ I will play this side.