Friday, August 12, 2011

"Carnival Arcane" earns high praise across the board in first round of reviews

The first six reviews for the new Carnival Arcane CD are in. Thank you also to the fans who have emailed us and/or posted their comments on Facebook!

Rotting Flesh Radio #242 - " absolutely tremendous album! 5 out of 5! Midnight Syndicate has maintained their epic signature sound while continuing to grow musically."

Haunted Radio (review starts at 8:00) - "This is a must-have CD. Wow...unbelievable!"

Love-It-Loud - "...arguably their strongest album to date."

Drive-In of the Dead - "Gavin Goszka and Edward Douglas have done it again... a terrific 'soundtrack to an imaginary film' loaded with realistic turn-of-the-century sound effects and seriously sinister atmosphere. To be honest, I had my doubts (the) subject matter would be too narrow... (but) this IS Midnight Syndicate we're talking about. Who else could take a theme like a circus and completely turn it on its head? 'Carnival Arcane' exceeded my expectations."

Video Vault - "a creepy, fascinating take on the Carnival that begs your imagination to run wild... a great listen...already made its way to the top of my playlists ... Only King Diamond's themed albums such as 'Abigail' and 'Them' do as well of a job of telling a horror story through music and Midnight Syndicate does it repeatedly without singing. Quite a feat in my book."

Monsters From The Basement - "I enjoyed every second... From the minute you first put this CD in the player you are transported to another world... a very unique musical experience. Midnight Syndicate hit the nail right on the head."