Sig:Ar:Tyr - The Stranger (Independent) - Back
This is a very dark, inspiring, and flat-out impressive acoustic/synth atmospheric piece of dark music! Sig:Ar:Tyr is yet, another one-man project and hails from Ontario, Canada. Daemonskald presents the world with his visions through metal-inspired music, but without metal-inspired instruments. For this 1st challenge: acoustic guitar, spoken word and synthesizers are the only forms of wielded words. Like that Of the Wand & the Moon, Tenhi, Empyrium, Nest, or even older-Ulver... "The Stranger" is essentially dedicated to the dark, grim history and mythology of the Northern European regions. "Orion Awaits" is my favorite piece. This track stands around 9 minutes and is completely mesmerizing with lush atmosphere and classical guitar-peggios! There are 6 tracks in all and they sit comfortably at around a half-hour. "The Stranger" is a stunning pagan and folkloric opus for fans of the aforementioned bands. May this settle calmly amongst the cold-hearted.

Rating: 85

Reviewed By: Thomas Mitchell