Diabolical Masquerade - 'Death's Design' CD

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‘Death’s Design’ was first released in 2001 when it was speculated that the album was originally to appear as an actual movie soundtrack before the film was unfortunately cancelled. Past guest musician Dan Swanö featured alongside Blakkheim as a more prominent and involved contributor to this black metal horror soundtrack.

The album is draped in dark atmosphere courtesy of the synth and sound effects throughout and taken even further with the inclusion of the Maalten quartet (Estonia), making for a more orchestral and epic experience, mixed with black and traditional metal influences. The album consists of 61 seamlessly flowing segments, grouped into 20 movements.

‘Death’s Design’ is hailed as a highpoint in the band’s discography, and the pinnacle of the Diabolical Masquerade saga, before Blakkheim called it a day and disbanded in September 2004. Artwork appears courtesy of Travis Smith.

Track List
01. Nerves In Rush
02. Death Ascends - The Hunt (part I)
03. You Can't Hide Forever
04. Right On Time For Murder - The Hunt (part II)
05. Conscious In No Materia
06. A Different Plane
07. Invisible To Us
08. The One Who Hides A Face Inside
09. ... And Don't Ever Listen To What It Says
10. Revelation Of The Puzzle
11. Human Prophecy
12. Where The Suffering Leads
13. The Remains Of Galactic Expulsions
14. With Panic In The Heart
15. Out From The Dark
16. Still Coming At You
17. Out From A Deeper Dark
18. Spinning Back The Clocks
19. Soaring Over Dead Rooms
20. The Enemy Is The Earth
21. Recall
22. All Exits Blocked
23. The Memory Is Weak
24. Struck At Random / Outermost Fear
25. Sparks Of Childhood Coming Back
26. Old People's Voodoo Seance
27. Mary-Lee Goes Crazy
28. Something Has Arrived
29. Possession Of The Voodoo Party
30. Not Of Flesh, Not Of Blood
31. Intact With A Human Psyche
32. Keeping Faith
33. Someone Knows What Scares You
34. A Bad Case Of Nerves
35. The Inverted Dream / No Sleep In Peace
36. Information
37. Setting The Course
38. Ghost Inhabitants
39. Fleeing From Town
40. Overlooked Parts
41. A New Spark - Victory Theme (part I)
42. Hope - Victory Theme (part II)
43. Family Portraits - Victory Theme (part III)
44. Smokes Starts To Churn
45. Hesitant Behaviour
46. A Hurricane Of Rotten Air
47. Mastering The Clock
48. They Come, You Go
49. Haarad El Chamon
50. The Egyptian Resort
51. The Pyramid
52. Frenzy Moods And Other Odditites
53. Still Part Of The Design - The Hunt (part III)
54. Definite Departure
55. Returning To Haarad El Chamon
56. Life Eater
57. The Pulze
58. The Defiled Feeds
59. The River In Space
60. A Soulflight Back To Life
61. Instant Rebirth - Alternate Ending