Midnight Odyssey are a solo project from Australia that plays a cosmic and ambient form of black metal and this is a review of his 2017 double compilation album "Silhouettes Of Stars" which will be released in May by I, Voidhanger Records.
Ambient style synths start off the album and also gives the songs an epic atmosphere and they also mix in with the heavier material which also uses a great amount of grim black metal screams and melodic chants/singing can also be heard in some parts of the recording and blast beats can also be heard at times.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion along with riffs also using a great amount of melody and clean playing is also used in certain sections of the compilation.
One of the tracks is a cover of Emperor's "Cosmic Keys To My Creations And Times" which also introduces spoken word parts onto the compilation and the synths also mix in a variety of many different sounding keys on some of the later songs and acoustic guitars are also used on some of the tracks and one song is an instrumental ambient piece.
Midnight Odyssey plays a musical style that mixes atmospheric black metal with ambient to create a sound of his own, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, space, death and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Midnight Odyssey are a very great sounding cosmic black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Magica" "Fighting The Seraphim" "Nocturnal" and "A Whisper's Emptiness". 8 out of 10.