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Life is a Near Death Experience

by Journey Into Darkness

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John Chaos Alexander Dark synth instrumental on this release Great with those dark Dungeon games at night! Favorite track: Intermission 1.
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iceveiled Electronic drums and synths only here, unlike other albums by JiD. If there was a second Terminator movie that came out in the 80's, a lot of these tracks would fit right in there as many possess that 80's synth vibe. Probably not what the artist had in mind, but that's where the journey took me. A fun listen for sure! Hail Brett from JiD! Thanks for the free sticker and signed JiD postcard! Favorite track: Intermission 1.
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Passage 04:54
Beloved 04:04
Casualties 02:55
Voyage 04:06
Death March 01:52
Phantom 03:50


This is a reissue of my first release that came out in 1996 with a new cover and title. It is a bit different than the new material, but still dark and heavy.

A CD version is available as a bonus on the "Multitudes Of Emptiness" CD.

A combination of synths, death, black, doom metal melodies and beats, and symphonic elements. No guitars or vocals, just heavy melodies and heavy drums. It is at the intersection of death, black, and doom metal and dark dungeon synth.

Back in the early 90s I played in a death metal Band - Sorrow. After we broke up I started writing dark synth music that was reminiscent of the intros and interludes on death and black metal albums.

The new material is symphonic black death metal complete with guitars and vocals, but there are still some dark synth tracks too. A new release will be out summer 2020 - "Multitudes of Emptiness"


released January 23, 1996


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Journey Into Darkness is the solo project of ex-guitarist Brett Clarin from the death doom metal band Sorrow (Roadrunner, 1991-1993). The music is a unique style of symphonic black death metal with dark yet expansive orchestral layers. Dark and sinister melodies prevail all while maintaining heaviness and intensity.
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