Viranesir is an experimental music project from Turkey, focusing on the darkest regions of human behaviour. Several releases already preceded this album, taking on multiple genres such as death and black metal. With 'Children's Suicide Music' he delived a psychotic piece of atmospheric doom metal, without guitars. That would place this project somewhere in the dark ambient scene.
The music on this album clearly is not for children, but make them listen to it anyway. They will probably be amazed, if not horrified, by this disturbing blend of soundscapes, synths and electronic percussion. The atmosphere will certainly do the trick of scaring the hell out of them, and of some older, unexperienced listeners. Luckily, as I mentioned in a previous review, I'm used to a lot, so I can appreciate this.
What the music reminds me most of, is some of those eerie Cold Meat Industry releases from back in the days. Names like Atrium Carceri, Elend, Predominance or Mortiis (in his dark ambient era) often come to mind. The haunted vocals and frightening children's choirs, along with the electronic percussion add a blackened element and even something that resembles funeral doom. Furthermore, there's a lot of unidentified noises present, enhancing the psychotic nature of the whole.
Somehow, this album is one of the darkest things I've heard in quite a while and certainly a recommendation if you like your music to scare away your neighbours, their kids or whoever is bothering you. I guess even black metal fans can appreciate this, certainly as far as atmosphere is concerned. It rarely gets more blackened than this and that's rather strange for an album without guitars.