Although deeply rooted into the dark ambient scene, Bruno Duarte prefers the term 'ghost and horror music'. In my opinion, he is quite correct about this. This music is perfectly suited for horror movies. It's impending, dark and creepy but it also has a sense of melody and a certain storytelling capacity. In a way, you can see the majority of the tracks on this album as musical short stories.
So while the album opens with a great dark ambient track in 'Nightcrawler', most other pieces have neo-classical feel, highlighting in the spooky title track 'You Will Never Get Out Of Here Alive'. This song sounds joyful, driving on uplifting piano but it also has something frightful which gets under your skin and silently whispers about all the malignant things it's going to do you. The straénge, cold sound of the piano certainly helps create this eerie atmosphere.
Immundus truly masters the art of gloomy music. Unlike many dark ambient acts, he doesn't solely focus on deep soundscapes which seem to last forever. Instead, he comes up with instrumental songs of anguish and fear. It's almost like walking through a haunted abandoned asylum while creepy music emerges from empty rooms. You certainly get that feeling when you listen to songs like 'Drained For Blood At The Altar' or 'A Spirit´s Serenade'.
In all, this simply is another excellent Immundus album, continuing his distinct path in the world of dark ambient and neoclassical music. My advice? Well, wait until 12 February and then download the hell out of this little gem. Just don't come knocking on my door when your poltergeists and other unfriendly creatures are being lured into your house with this stuff. After all, spirits like good music too...