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scaremeister 31spirits
Title: 31 Spirits
Artist: Scaremeister
Genre: Electronic/ Dark Ambient/ Experimental
Release Date: 28th January 2014
Label: Metropolis Records

Album Review

SKINNY PUPPY fans are holding their breath already for this album but this album is special for several reasons. Of course the involvement of Cevin Key himself together with Ken “Hiwatt” Marshall, long-time sound engineer for SKINNY PUPPY and FRONT LINE ASSEMBLY, catches the attention of the Industrial community worldwide. Third man on the boat is soundtrack composer Traz Damji (Need For Speed, NBA Live, The Sims) and short little soundtracks is what you can expect from this album.

It is an interesting story: In 2007 the three gentlemen came together to produce short pieces of music for horror movie trailers. As you'd expect these experienced musicians delivered top-notch quality and their instrumental snippets became quite a success in the film industry. In case you're a movie aficionado you might recognize a few bits from this album from trailers for ‘Inglorious Bastards’, ‘Transformers II’, ‘My Bloody Valentine’, ‘Book of Eli’ or ‘Halloween 2’. The album ‘31 Spirits’ is simply a compilation of these short pieces of music, all of them just around two minutes long.

The big question is: Do these brief instrumental snippets work together as an unit, as an album? Hell, yes! Even though the 31 tracks (“spirits”!) were presumably produced separately and surely for a different purpose than being on the same album they frame a fantastic 50 minute trip of atmospherically dense, homogeneous music. Of course it's a dark trip, no surprise really when these guys were involved and had horror films in mind, but it is a thoroughly enjoyable dark trip. Soundtrack fans should snap at the chance to buy this album, and SKINNY PUPPY fans, too! It is almost impossible to highlight specific tracks, you just have the see these 31 spirits as one sonic entity! So light some candles, grab a bottle of wine, lean back and let your imagination create a movie to this great soundtrack!


01. Personal Demons
02. His Return
03. Abaddon
04. She's Possessed
05. The Apparition
06. Dark Skies
07. Take Shelter
08. Hellion
09. State of Neurosis
10. Chamber Therapy
11. Subject 22
12. Burning Cities
13. Omen In Black
14. Unexplained
15. The Fear Of
16. Electroshmere
17. The Trial
18. From Within
19. Torrent
20. The Escape
21. Undertow
22. Continuum
23. Razorlace
24. Alchemist
25. The Vanishing
26. Battle of Saints
27. Nightmares End
28. Soul Sale
29. Bell Tower
30. Ethology of Canines
31. Premature Obituary


Cevin Key
Ken “Hiwatt” Marshall
Traz Damji


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scaremeister 31spirits


Music: 8.5
Sound: 9
Extras: -
Total: 8.75 / 10

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