A great combination of talents, the first part of the album – with Balrog’s music – is characterized by a calm, but tempestuous anxiety, where the extemporal, but sonorous conflagration of harmonies makes the listener feel he is mentally transported to a solitary world of melancholy and despair, perpetually confined to a subtle, but hostile environment of surreal emotional deviations, somewhat eager to take a valuable price on his bravery, for having the outrageous courage of being on such a mordacious and afflictive eternal palace, where sorrow and cruelty are the disputable sovereigns.
The Inquisitor part, although at first seems to be a continuation of Balrog’s, is a little more dense and sinister; nevertheless, the listener continues to be in a very conspicuous journey throughout a universe of inquisitive agony and tension. With serene and pleasant, but exceedingly fearful harmonies, that inspires the tenacity of underlying and undefined feelings, situated between curiosity and fear, the work done by The Inquisitor on his tracks is a formidable compliment of Balrog’s, although exhibits tenuous differences in texture and rhythm, as both artists possesses arbitrary distinctions in their styles, although they are firmly reconciled in this work, all the way through. The sound of Balrog can be felt being a little more implicit on his unraveling of an ambiguous universe of grace and oblivion, as The Inquisitor, on the other hand, is more explicit on his showcasing of an imponderable galaxy of sensibility and cynicism.
A great album for dark ambient/dungeon synth enthusiasts, Barad-Dûr is a masterful and highly worthwhile work of art, immensely valuable for each and every second of its music. An enchanted journey through a world of underlying and majestic infinity, the sensible sonorous diagram devised to make the audience dive into an overwhelming universe of obliteration and precious reflection will make you wake up as a different version of yourself, so deeply the sound make you immerse, so distant is the universe created and explored by this marvelous duo, as they reveal themselves incredibly capable and elevated high-ranking artists.