ARTHAME “Fiendish Symphonies”
Ancient Meadow Records
Perhaps one of only a handful of early examples of what is now called “Black Ambient”–a variation of dungeon synth so laden with black metal tropes that calling it dungeon synth just isn’t enough. Hailing from the bleakest of black metal breeding grounds, Finland, Arthame is an old school testament to the darkest of ambient invocations. Evil, cold, black, and at times, harsh. Striga’s timeless homage to the dark is a worthy offering to the new era. “Fiendish Symphonies” was recorded at Morbid Legend homestudio in January-February anno 1998.
Re-released by Ancient Meadow Records, 2020.