Messenger of Shadows

by Accurst

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Ken Goodey
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Ken Goodey Zounds! A concept album based around the writings of HP Lovecraft, what’s not to like! Some might suggest that Lovecraft-influenced music has become a bit of a cliché, but with such a rich catalogue of ideas there is still plenty to discover. Once again, young Master Triarchos takes us on a journey through the depths of Tartaros and headlong into the Abyss, pausing briefly to marvel at Phlegethon's Fiery Torrents. An enjoyably tenebrous musical foray into a quite remarkable mind. Favorite track: Messenger of Shadows (The Abyss Gazing Back).
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"Messenger of Shadows" is a journey through the underworld, a personal hell traversed deliberately & methodically; and interpreted in 46 minutes of aural paintings.

The blurry shadows of faded memories, dark, distorted and far from their source are what is left in the aftermath. Distant silhouettes serving as a testament of the grueling past. Their origin, now an altered version of its former self, reduced to a mere messenger of antiquity; a rotting resolution of a passing idea...

"Messenger of Shadows" is Accurst's 3rd album. This completes the trilogy of concept albums that started with "Fragments of a Nightmare"' in 2003.

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released September 5, 2016

Composed & executed by Nicholas Triarchos.

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