When I sit here and think about it, who in the hell would make music for a board game? Then I see the name on the package and the CD sent to me and it all makes sense: Midnight Syndicate! Why do I say that because hands down these guys abso-fucking-lutely make some of the best music for movies and general creepy music for horror movie lovers for the past decade? The older horror board games “Nightmare” and “Atmosphere” are stirring in their board game graves in jealousy right now. The soundtrack has that right amount of dark, creepy, Goth sound that would scare teens playing the game and make older horror gamers smile with delight. Personally, I believe the soundtrack is so good I would love to see this music matched up with a zombie flick. Filmmakers always ask me what they can do better with their film. Answer is music and this soundtrack proves once again you need to get some money and hire Midnight Syndicate because they are the best around. I do not play board games much these days but this soundtrack makes me want to own the “Zombies!!!” board game and for that I give Midnight Syndicate’s latest creation 4 out of 4 stars. You can find out more or purchase the CD at www.midnightsyndicate.com or www.twilightcreationsinc.com .
Midnight Syndicate gets a jump on the holiday season with their new creepy soundtrack!
By Tim Gross
Midnight Syndicate no longer needs an introduction as for me they are a godsend for horror soundtracks. They meaning Edward Douglas and Gavin Goszka have made soundtracks a beautiful art form. They have taken soundtracks to a whole new level constantly with every new release and this new CD “Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering” is no different. As like before their creepy but elegant music is like a dream, an escape that has you the listener and your mind captured from the first note of “Christmas Overture” to the last note of their bonus track “Christmas at Midnight”. Midnight Syndicate’s music is able to take you too many places within seconds because the music is not just beautiful and perfect but mesmerizing. This latest CD not only gets the heart pumping for the Halloween season but makes even the darkest and deepest soulless individual excited for the Christmas season. I really enjoyed track three: Carol of the Bees and track seven: Up on the Rooftop. As usual I give Midnight Syndicate’s music 4 out of 4 stars. So do yourself a favor and start the shopping early at www.midnightsyndicate.com . You will not be disappointed and the horror friends you are shopping for won’t either!
Top-selling Halloween composers Midnight Syndicate take on Yuletide classics with the release of their Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering album
CLEVELAND, Ohio (Sept. 10, 2015) – For over 18 years, the music of gothic instrumental composers Midnight Syndicate has been used to set the atmosphere in haunted attractions, amusement parks, stores, and homes worldwide during the Halloween season. Now, with Christmas: A Ghostly Gathering, listeners will find out what happens when Midnight Syndicate takes them on a Yuletide-inspired musical journey. The CD version of the album was released today, with the digital version becoming available on Thursday, October 1st.
The new album features the band’s unique twist on classic holiday carols blended with new and original material. “Our goal was to treat each song in a way that would merge familiarity with originality,” said Gavin Goszka. “There are definitely recognizable elements, but plenty of additional original material as well. It also incorporates the widest instrument palette we’ve used to date and represents what we consider to be the most varied collection of songs we’ve ever released. There are serenely beautiful moments here alongside more intense, darker tracks, and the end result is a thoroughly compelling and involving listening experience.” “With so many Christmas-themed albums out there, we wanted to make this collection uniquely our own,” added Edward Douglas. “I think we were able to do that.”
Official Midnight Syndicate website: www.MidnightSyndicate.com