My first taste of Cianide was “The Dying Truth” some seventeen years ago and I was blown away. Hadn’t listened to them very much for a few years now and checked out “Unhumanized” a little while back. Blown away again!
Chilling, eerie and evocative. I’ve been wanting to, but never getting around to, read some Clark Ashton Smith and now I have a tangible NEED for it. Where the hell do HDK find all these awesome DS artists!?
Saw the video for “Empress Rising” about three years ago, was not impressed. Saw them live a year later and albums they put out really live up to the expectations set by their crushing live performances. Great album by a great band.
BLOOD TOWER found it’s place among my favourites of the DS genre immediately. Eerie and epic with a difference in sound, compared to other HDK greats like Kobold and Basic Dungeon, BLOOD TOWER is all together it’s own beast but just as great as the aforementioned acts. If you missed out on the tapes then grab a download instead, the magic isn’t lost in any way!
BASIC DUNGEON is simply put really, really awesome. The sounds and moods they create are spot on! I luckily got hold of a tape this time around but just the download will take you down many dimly lit corridors of risky adventure.