Council Of Nine – The People’s Temple (Album – Cryo Chamber)

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Genre/Influences: Cinematic, Dark-Ambient.

Format: Digital, CD.

Background/Info: Aside from collaborative albums “The People’s Temple” is the sixth full length by Council Of Nine. After “Exil Earth” (2018) and “Davidian” (2019) this new piece is the third work driven by the ‘dark side of mass followings and cults”. Maximillan Olivier has achieved six tracks for this work.

Content: The sound approach of the artist remains driven by darkness creating a strong visual appeal that brings the listener into turmoil. Obscure sound waves are progressively taking over while multiple, sometimes undefinable noises are noticeable elements in the background. Both last cuts have a rather abyssal effect featuring noticeable field recordings.

+ + + : There’s a heavy visual appeal emerging from the debut part of the work. You really get the sensation of getting lost in an unknown, dark depth. The artist builds up his tracks patiently. There’s a constant feeling of danger; an uncomfortable feeling created by the simple power of low, buzzing, soundwaves.

– – – : Both last cuts reveal a somewhat different approach, the sphere becoming evasive although still dark and oppressed. I however miss a true climax at this opus.

Conclusion: Council Of Nine moves on creating tormenting stuff but I’ve to say I personally prefer the previous albums in this series.

Best songs: “Peoples Temple”, “909”.

Rate: 7½. 



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