A bit of an underrated facet of his work, BDN’s best moments seem to revolve around Roger Karmanik’s real love for guttural, low-frequency murkiness that still reveals its raw, synthetic or sampled, origins. Usually called his more ” dark ambient” work (vs. the vocal agression of Obsessis or Innerwar), this side is seen in full force in his older work with Pain in Progress and the Great Death series. Promotes some real strong subconscious fear all the way. Overall, it’s a more effective and long-lasting tactic in my opinion.
Dargaard – Eternity Rites (Pt. 1 – Sight From The Abyss / The Confession And Prophecy)
Tracklist “Eternity Rites” by “Dargaard” 1 Eternity Rite (Pt. 1 – Sight From The Abyss / The Confession And Prophecy) 2 Demon Eyes 3 Fuer Grissa Est Drauka 4 Down To The Halls Of The Blind 5 Nightvision 6 Arcanum Mortis 7 Eternity Rite (Pt. 2 – Invocation And Bounding) 8 Temple Of The Moon 9 … Of Broken Stones 10 Seelenlos
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Dargaardis an Austrian neoclassical dark wave band formed in 1997. Typically in dark and somber moods, the music of Dargaard presents medieval and folk-like melodies, often orchestrated through the use of various instrument patches from a keyboard.
Dargaard is a neoclassical darkwave band from Mistelbach, Austria.Typically in dark and somber moods, the music of Dargaard presents medieval and folk-like melodies, often orchestrated through the use of various instrument patches from keyboards.
The group was founded in 1997 by Tharen (Abigor, Amestigon, ex-Heidenreich, Dominion III, Graumahd) as an opportunity to step away from his usual genre (black metal) and experiment with a different approach to express attitudes and feelings. With Elisabeth Toriser (ex-Abigor, ex-Antichrisis, Dominion III, Soulhunt, Graumahd), who took over the vocal responsibilties in 1998, Dargaard was able to successfully complete the recording of their debut album, “Eternity Rites”, released by Napalm Records under the Draenor Productions banner in October 1998.
In August 1999 the duo returned in the studio to record a second full-length. “In nomine aeternitatis” was released in March 2000 and remains within Dargaard’s signature style and promise to prove once again their undeniable skill in creating superior melodies and atmosphere. June 2001 welcomed Dargaard’s third recording effort, “The Dissolution of Eternity”. This album has been described as having reached a milestone in innovative darkwave.
Dargaard‘s latest full length release, “Rise and Fall”, was released in March 2004 and was featured in various magazines as album of the month. It offers a magical sound experience characterized by impressive compositions. Atmospheric, enigmatic darkwave melodies embedded in bombastic choirs and orchestral arrangements are transformed into impressive works of art by the bewitching voice of Elizabeth Toriser.