I’m sorry I didn’t post a Hex of the Day yesterday. I let you down. I let myself down. The thing is, it was a dreadful day for music. For everything I put on (several different releases), I was like, ‘Nope, not feeling it. Nope, not feeling it. Nope, not feeling it.’ It was particularly devastating because two bands I used to be really into, I just wasn’t enjoying anymore. In the end, I just gave up.
A few minutes ago, I headed on over to YouTube and found Hill Of Sorcery, a one-man, Tolkien inspired dungeon synth project from Balakan. While listening, I mooched on over to the project’s Bandcamp page and was promptly trapped by the album cover of the song Northern Fortress.
I closed down Beyond White Towers – it was good and had gorgeous artwork, but I had a better feeling about this other one – and started listening to Northern Fortress. Over the commotion being made by the rest of the household, I was just able to make it out, and my feeling had been correct in its assumption, for, to my ears, Northern Fortress was considerably more accomplished and absorbing. There’s not much to say about it at this point, seeing as though I’ve just listened to it twice, but it’s gratifying and one I’ll be returning to.