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Blackthorn - Witch Cult Ternion

  • Published: July 13 2016
  • By Doctor T.
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Blackthorn -CD Review
Witch Cult Ternion

Blackthorn - Witch Cult Ternion 

 

CD info:
MSR Productions
12 tracks
Mostly English lyrics
10/10 plus

We all have our favorite styles of music, our favorite artists. . . and we have different reasons for choosing them. Personally, I prefer a variety of musical styles; I like the classical influence, I like metal and I like various vocal styles. But, for me, no matter how good the music is, the lyrics better be saying something worthwhile. I tend to prefer the darker Gothic styles, especially those that present an intellectual interpretation of the reality we see in our real lives, and in our dreams; the little windows to our souls that reach out to us each night. My psychological training included a heavy dose of Jung (Man and His Symbols) and Perls (Ego, Hunger and Aggression)and other German psychoanalysts who looked closely at dreams and used them for diagnosis and therapeutic treatment. Maybe that’s what attracts me to the Gothic, especially the well written Gothic that takes me to places that provide understanding, at one level or another. And that’s probably why I find Blackthorn to be one of the most interesting acts in our style of music. I’ve covered 3 of their releases now, each progressively better than the last. In fact, their last release, Codex Archaos, would probably have been my release of the year had it come out in time to be included in my choices. Same problem this year, the release was available in some places in late December of 208, but it damn sure wasn’t available to me. I didn’t get it until well into 2016, so it will be on the list this year, at or near the top.

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