DunJIN is a one-man experimental act from the Northeast of England, according to the artist a place which is cold, dark and beautiful. Those elements certainly appear in his music. He also claims to be influenced by acts like Earth, Mogwai and Jesu but you won't really hear that here. Instead of post-rock/metal, the six tracks on this album range from haunting dark ambient and humming drones to impending noise experiments. For me, that is just as good and just as welcome on my new Magnat speakers. Sorry, I wanted to brag about those things a little.
The album opens carefully as opener 'Ligeia Writes...' slowly lures you in. Once inside, 'The Tragedy, "Man"' shows you the way and shortly after the masterly dark ambient anthem 'A Blood-Red Thing That Writhes' turns the whole thing into something epic and brilliant. With an overwhelming array of drones, soundscapes and deep percussion, this massive track is an atmospheric masterpiece, nothing less. Obviously this is my favorite one on the album. Here, perhaps, the earlier mentioned influences come shining through.
By now, we're halfway through the album and I'm not planning a song by song description. I mean, this is a drone/ambient album with plenty more aural delight still waiting to be explored. Title track 'The Conqueror Worm' is another one of those massive anthems, this time driving on slow but steady drums. Again, it's harsher than most ambient music and it contains some more of those post-elements. Of course this album comes highly recommend to all you droners out there. This is one hell of an album, no doubt about that.