XASTHUR / CASKET OF DREAMS "The Hallucination Tunnels" CD
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The long-awaited moment is finally here! For the first time ever, Xasthur and Casket of Dreams have paired up to produce this 40-minute crawl through haunted and discordant corridors. This record is an homage to the slow, downward spiral of man into chaos--the troubled mind's plea for the relief of permanent silence; death. "The Hallucination Tunnels" pairs Xasthur's unmistakable gift for macabre, discomforting soundscapes with the melody-writing and structural genius of Casket of Dreams. Both men titans of black metal, each in their own right living pillars of dark music in America, have distilled their creative methods into this innovative approach to dark synth music. The overall feel of the record is akin to waking up in an asylum with no memory of arriving; it is disconcerting at times, unnerving at others, but occasionally tricks the listener with subtle reprieves from the gloom only to be pulled back under all over again. Not a split; it's a collaboration.