I wanted to start my review of a new work of Adrian Hates by the words “new album is released” but it was shot off rather than released! This year, on March 14, the silence was broken by the shot that came from dark depths of the mysterious and still unknown soul of the ingenious creator.
It is more likely that if Elegies In Darkness came on the scene after such successful disks as Nigredo, Nekrolog 43 or If, then it would not be so fascinating. But things (or Herr Hates’ inspiration) were different. Melodies that have been released during the last five years were rythmical, middle tempo and nice but not so catchy as in old previous works. A compilation and acoustic songs which were released before and after Ego-X made us get used with this musical reality of DIARY OF DREAMS. After the announcement of a new Adrian’s project .com/Kill and similarly-named debut album released in pursuit of it I stopped thinking about anything new, tasty and striking… And here he crept up and took a shot.
Elegies In Darkness. It is brimmed with deep synthesized guitars, rich multilayer keyboards and only-Adrian-knows orchestrations that are flooded by their own many-sidedness. It is amazing, fresh, dark and deep. All these is the new album. And, sure enough, it is filled with grief.