Words fail to describe just how important Raffaele Pezzella’s contribution to dark ambient music is. He has singlehandedly curated compilations from artists as far away as Russia, Iceland, Iran and seemingly all points in-between while concentrating on his own venerable work. These two compilations house 229 tracks covering the best of the bleakest, blackest ambient available at the moment!
[Sample] Marco Lucchi – Preludes and Fanfares
Beautiful dark ambient my Italian composer Marco Lucci.
[Sample] Gaetir The Mountainkeeper – Rúnatal
Many thanks to Alexander Wolf, who posted this on one of the many fora I visit daily. Though I think calling this music ‘epic neo-folk doom’ is a bit banal under normal circumstances, it might actually work to describe this music rather well.
Gaetir The Mountainkeeper are going to be interesting to follow up on, though, at least according to Google, there’s no further information about the band.
[Video] Karjalan Sissit – Kapitulieren? Nein!
Surrender? Never? Why would you if the ambient music you make is as brutal as that of Karjalan Sissit?!
[Sample] Various Artists – Prima Giedi
Cold Dark Matter Records taps into the one thing I respect about this new Doom Metal scene – they exhibit raw power. Every track on this compilation is a bruiser. I think I’ll have a lot of fun exploring this label!