THE ELDRITCH DARK album track titles: 01. Witchwood 02. Goodbye Gemini 03. Lord Summerisle 04. Ballad of the Weird Sisters 05. The Eldritch Dark 06. Drawing Down the Moon 07. Faunus 08. The Magician
This phenomenal band formed straight out of Toronto, Ontario, in the year of 2006. Blood Ceremony truly has their own groovy occult rock sound, with lyrics stemming off of Pagan influences. With only two albums released(one in 2008, the other in 2011), Blood Ceremony’s fan base was very excited to hear about their third album debut this year.
The Eldritch Dark was officially on the market as of May 28, 2013. Needless to say, fans and non-fans alike will be more than impressed with the new material and ideas that Blood Ceremony has brought to everyone.
The front cover is of a dark and high vibration related design, clad in burgundy, red, and black. Little demons are also seen surrounding the text, making the listener already try and guess what type of magic is within.
The first track surprised me, entitled, “Witchwood”, simply due to the fact that Alia’s vocals were projected differently in comparison to their previous album Living With The Ancients. No need for disappointment with the instrumentals, because the doomy feel is still present.
In their second song, “Goodbye Gemini”, there is the flute solo beginning, which has become a Blood Ceremony trademark in almost all their songs. You can almost feel Pan/Cernunnos rising up with you and being in your presence.
The best part about this album in its entirety is that Blood Ceremony never lost their style and traditions in lyricism. The Eldritch Dark is filled with beautiful stories containing magic, symbols, dancing, sabbats, and crafting.
All in all, I can’t even rate this album, because it’s beyond numbers with the connections I have to it. The most exhilarating feeling about here is that rise in my chest, the sense of belonging and proving that regardless of what path you connect to, it isn’t the wrong one.