Monday, October 17, 2005

Halloween Music Reviews Halloween Music Reviews
We review any and all Halloween related items
Reviewed here is Midnight Syndicate, Michael Hedstrom, Frank Petruccelli, RustyKnife and Billy Mallery.
Be sure to read the reviews for Pumpkinland I, II and III and Rain Station's DARK RIDE

BORN OF THE NIGHT, REALM OF SHADOWS, GATES OF DELIRIUM and VAMPYRE. We love 'em and we've got all of their CDs streaming at Halloween Radio!
BORN OF THE NIGHT, released in 1998 contains 21 masterful gothic treats. As you take the journey through the haunted maze of sound Midnight Syndicate weaves, this CD will instantly transport you to a haunted gothic castle. Incredible dark orchestrations and creepy sound effects,BORN OF THE NIGHT is an excellent listen!

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REALM OF SHADOWS, released in 2000 also contains 21 tracks that, as their website says, "casts the listener into the ruins of a mysterious village that was thought to be desolate... until now". Set in the same world as BORN OF THE NIGHT, REALM OF SHADOWS is another haunting journey into gothic perfection. They create the music and mood, your create the world around it. Listen to this broadcast the next time you have to make a big decision! It just might do the trick, or creep you out...or both!"DIM THE LIGHTS, BUT TAKE HEED...WHAT DARKNESS CONJURES, THE NIGHT HARBORS."

GATES OF DELIRIUM, released March 3, 2001.Set in the macabre world of a turn-of-the-century asylum, this 21 track CD is most definitely their best work to date. Sweeping soundscapes transport you into a terrifying yet somehow beautiful setting.Don't miss this broadcast. Don't listen alone."A lone scream pierces the night...Dark shadows envelop unwilling guests of a wretched stronghold that harbors an unspeakable terror...Welcome to Haverghast Asylum"

VAMPYRE, Symphonies from the Crypt, released August 13, 2002.This CD is EXCELLENT! What we've come to expect from Midnight Syndicate!!!"Unleash your darkest nightmares as you enter the world of the Vampyre. Echoing from ancient crypts, these haunting symphonies call forth the horror, mystery, and passion of the night that awaits you..."

Michael Hedstrom's Midnight Circus CD is a dark, creepy and whimsical ride under the Big Top. Eleven tracks of EXACTLY what you'd want for your Circus or Sideshow themed haunt/event or for any spooky occasion. Has a certain "CARNIVAL OF SOULS" feel to it. "The Tunnel of Fun" is simply terrifying! DO NOT listen if you fear clowns, as this broadcast will not help your condition!

Michael Hedstrom's Clive Manor CD beautifully mixes sound samples with music to create an excellent gothic Halloween CD. As this disc weaves a horrific story of a trip to Clive Manor, you find yourself transported into a forest, a haunted hidden passage, a spooky dungeon, and the Manor itself. Each of the twelve tracks masterfully concocted by Michael help create the soundtrack that can only lead you to the doors of...CLIVE MANOR!

Frank Petruccelli's music from (and inspired by) the infamous Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion is an excellent 31 track romp into Ravenscroft Manor, one of Kevin's haunted adventures. The first 16 tracks will lead you through the Manor. The remaining 15 tracks are instrumental versions of previous tracks.Well composed (or should I say, decomposed) for your listening pleasure.

Frank Petruccelli's Music To Die For is 16 tracks of haunted fun and imagination. Filled with an array of spooky themes, there's bound to be something on this CD for any creepy taste. With a great "soundtrack" feel to it, Music To Die For is a great addition to any creepy collection!

Frank Petruccelli does it again with the Kevin McCurdy's Haunted Mansion 25 Years of Fears CD. This 13 track release features "Haunted Halls", "Watery Grave", "Fallen Angel" and "The Graveyard Shift" plus nine other incredible tracks. Symphonic film score style tracks with haunting melodies and eerie effects. The intensity of Frank's scoring prowess is evident in each of these masterful pieces and is a welcome addition to any haunt music collection. Highly recommended!
RustyKnife presents DARKNESS, Soundscapes for your haunt. This 7 track disc runs 48:52 and contains tracks titled Monsters, Cathedral, Nighty-Night, Weirdo, Storm, The Creeps and Chorus. This is what I consider to be an A+ haunt CD. Cathedral is one track that I can't seem to get enough of...I just keep playing it over and over and over again. A VERY dark and enjoyable listen. Exactly what I like to listen to...year round!Certainly another must have CD to add to your macabre music collection.

RustyKnife presents Organum, Grim Organworks for your haunt. This 8 track disc runs 61:22 and contains tracks titled Dirge, Spectre's Ball, Baroque, Dismay, Lost Love, Hypnoticus, Miserie and Madman. If you're looking for a spooky organ based haunt disc, this is one you should consider. I get lots of emails from folks looking for a CD that has pipe organ tracks, it is! Very Disneyesque and a bit churchy, Organum is the perfect CD for that Grim Organist prop you've built and the great thing is, it isn't the typical classical organ tracks you get tired of hearing every Halloween.

RustyKnife presents Organum Effectus, Grim Orgranworks and Sounds for your haunt. This 8 track disc runs 62:22. Organum Effectus contains creepy sound effects along with the pipe organ tracks from Organum. Same cool pipe organ tracks only spookier with the added horror sound Another triumphant release by Jason Reese and RustyKnife.
Scoring genius Billy Mallery presents Haunted World. This 36 track disc seamlessly transitions from track to track and runs 60:15. Haunted World contains deep dark sound effects at atmospherics that are demonically prehistoric. This is by far one of the best NEW Halloween CDs I've heard - an ambient masterpiece!

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