Mandrel | The Terrible

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The Terrible

by Mandrel

A spooky grim dark ambient recording influenced by horror. The Album brings gloomy demonic bizzare somber imagery to mind. Has been used at haunts for terror in films and Halloween. Could give goosebumbs if listened to on stormy nights or in forests.
Genre: Metal/Punk: Dark Ambient/Noise
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1. Death
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7:21 album only
2. Emid
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9:37 album only
3. Forests
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15:56 album only
4. Krupula
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13:03 album only
5. Monster
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5:17 album only
6. Patheon
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Mandrel The Terrible is a dark basement recording influenced by Philosophy and Horror. This low budget, grim album is somber, spooky and not for the faint at heart. The tracks are generally slow, disturbing, long and at times noisy and disjointed. This infamous dark ambient album contains six tracks and about 60 minutes worth of music.

The Terrible has been reissued for 2011 after being out of print for year or so. Please Check out Mandrels Homepage http://thevegetarianslastnote.blogspot.com/ for more details.

From Legends Magazine (now defunct) - "The Terrible gets darker as you move along... keyboards getting more surreal, voices getting doomier and the elevator to Hell out of which this Muzak of the damned plays takes you lower"

The Artists music has been featured in underground horror films by Dead Guy Cinema including Evil Night, NIghtmare and The Tormenter


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Zachary Orlando

Dark Ride Into Hell
I loved the dark presence. It would give me goosebumps when I drove out late at night. The perfect album if you are gothic, psycho, or love dark spooky music. :)

Walfy

Excellent!
I recently bought several CDs from CDBaby and I liked this one the best. The vocals detracted from the first two tunes (thus four stars rather than five) but otherwise I really liked the atmosphere of the entire CD. Very well done. Will be keeping an eye out for more from Mandrel!

Brian

Minimal but effective dark ambient
Mandrel here draws upon a deliberately restricted pallette of drones 'n' tones to craft some suitably somber/spooky atmospheres. I find the occasional distorted, cackling spoken "horror" vocals rather silly, and distracting from the overall presentation, but some may enjoy them. While not in the same league with masters of the genre such as Lustmord, this is nonetheless effecive in its own simple way. Play it at Hallowe'en to spook the kiddies, or curl up with a good suspense novel on a dark and stormy night and play it to spook yourself.

Marcus Pan

Mandrel - "The Terrible"
Prior to this submission, I hadn't realized I was a "prisoner of a blanched society," but that's cool I guess. I also learn that this CD, which seems to be called The Terrible by Mandrel...or maybe Mandrel the Terrible by somebady else...is quite infamous which is also interesting. The artist himself claims little musical background. Into horror movies "that make ya think," The Terrible was created on a philosophical bent. Dark ambient, minimal but interesting, there's more thought put into this than some of the add-tons-of-bleeps brigade.

The evil laughter in the background of the slow moving keyboard dirge Death evokes much fright and certainly can scare some people more than the most blatant attempts of on-screen gore just from the illusions it creates alone. For a basement recording it has a surprising fidelity and professional feel. Reading further on the press kit we come to see that this is the next installment of Forbidden To Know's(1) work. During that review you read how some of the Obscurity release contained "personal stuff that I assume is interesting to Forbidden..." and probably not to most because it only involved his head. This time...he's trying to get into ours, and has done quite well.

Emid continues the darkness for nearly ten minutes. The voices are garbled to a point where they're almost discernible – and you sometimes think you have figured it out, none of it pleasant, but you're never sure so you draw your own conclusions in your own head at least until you read through the well made press kit. The Terrible gets darker as you move along...keyboards getting more surreal, voices getting doomier and the elevator to Hell out of which this Muzak of the damned plays takes you lower. By the longest 15-minute plus Forests, I get a Blair Witch feeling and the CD takes a definite soundtrack style vying for Halloween placement with Midnight Syndicate(2).

Definitely creepy and discernibly dark. The deep rumbling and garbled voices make this CD what it is...a nightmare of sorts, while leaving you wondering what kind. It's nice to see Forbidden To Know, or Mandrel, or whatever name comes next has turned his hand towards making the sounds spilling out of his(er) head more meaningful to us rather than just oblique references in his own mind. It's nice when someone with a mind this creative has as much panache to attack our own as well. Makes for an interesting piece of music.

james mitchell

For Your Haunt
If you're a Halloween haunter like myself you want to set the mood first. This cd will do just that,but could have been a little darker in points. Track 3 will be used in my haunt this year... THE DARKER THE BETTER!!!!