Dark ambient albums can be really suggestive, since they evoke, normally, tense and reverberating atmospheres, where sinister elements drive the line between fantasy and reality, playing the derisive side of a journey that can settle your soul inside your own fears and ailments. On this particular case, Black Stone really interlopes a very dreadful scenario, where causality and progression causes everything to be torn apart from the inside, and the sentimental tension that rests alive in the end makes you really feel perpetually lost somewhere in the outer space, for you to never recover, and never to go home again.
The susceptibility of the senses on this particular genre is really a fascinating component in the hands of the proper musician. On this album, Black Stone – filled with ambiguous elements of fascination and grief – the thoroughly built atmosphere of an impending demise is perfectly arranged, in the syntax of a morbidly cohesive sonorous layout, that holds agony and desperation in the ascendant rhythm of a spurious but sensitive projection, that graciously domains the sagacious flesh and the revengeful collapse of a strikingly lurid narrative of a deceitful darkness, that will never fade away.
As it could be expected from an excellent artist, the almost one hour long track album never sounds repetitive, boring or monotonous, and the elements created in the pervasive senses of its resonating and cold atmosphere seems pretty much alive. Evolving from a sonority where everything appears to be hallucinating and deprived of any respectful meaning, delusional atmospheres where a perpetual emptiness and a permanent sense of solitude evokes a tension never to be seen, doesn’t fade away, but keeps evolving in the aggressively contiguous void that already has all the darkness able to consume the entire universe, while you keep lost in the degenerative plain of a parallel emptiness, soon to be dried out and entirely overused.
Although Black Stone, by Dark Black Core, probably doesn’t have anything that you haven’t heard in several other dark ambient albums before, this work is certainly a great, competent and proud representative of the genre. With no flaws of its own, a strong personal identity, an underlying and overall impressively progressive homogeneous melody and the ability to feel, understand and impersonate a very cold, distant and lucid place of despair lost somewhere in time, gave Dark Black Core the power to compose a very outstanding dark ambient album, completely filled with the best elements the genre has to offer, perfectly aligned in the most magnificent and efficient combinations you could ever ask for.