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Creatures of the Night: Ballads for vampires,demons and other creatures
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Cover of the album.
Album by: Darkness and Shadows
Genre(s): Black Metal, Gothic Metal & Death Metal.
Release Date: October 31, 2012
Producer: Darkness and Shadows
Reception: 4.5 out of 5

Creatures of the Night: Ballads for vampires, demons and other creatures is the debut studio album (with a full line up)  by Norewgian Black/Gothic/Death metal band Darkness and Shadows, released on October 31, 2012, the album is a mix beetwen gothic sounds, orchestal music and contains some samples from horror movies or gothic poems. It has sold more than 14, 200 copies worldwide.

Concept and Lyrical themes

Frontman of the band Nyx, has always been fascinated by the gothic subculture and the Black Metal movement, when he and the other members of the band were recording the album, he had the idea to mix samples from gothic poems and take some other from movies such as, Night of the Demons, 976-Evil, Night of the Living Dead, Brams Stoker's Dracula and Stephen King's It.

The lyrics themes are about occultism, dark subculture, death, horror themes and some of them about vampires and other mythological creatures.

Reception

The album gained mostly favorable reviews from the critics, some heavy metal magazines give the album 4.5 stars out of 5 calling it "A unique sound that will captivate you from the first song to the last, samples from movies well known and others that are not, but what makes this album great is the essence of the old school from dark and gothic music."

Track listing

  1. Intro (0:29)
  2. Hell is Just Around The Corner (3:52)
  3. The Assemble of Darkness (4:28)
  4. Court of Bats (11:28)
  5. Vlad The Impaler Pt. 1 (8:06)
  6. Lycanthrophy (5:21)
  7. Night of The Demons (6:58)
  8. Vlad The Impaler Pt. 2 (10:32)
  9. Mørke dager, lyse netter (3:45)
  10. Witchcraft (4:44)
  11. Outro (0:18)

Personnel

  • Sven "Nyx" Olsson - Guitars & Lead vocals 
  • Hela "Ember" Dahl - Bass
  • Durin "Drake" Solberg - Lead guitars and session drums
  • Noma "Iceret" Borchgrevink - Keyboards,backing vocals and samples in songs 2,4,5, 7, 8 and 10 
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