In March 2000 the Succubus Club CD was released for Vampire the Masquerade. On that CD was the Clan Tremere song that was produced by Diary of Dreams. Now, 12 years later, Diary of Dreams has re-released Blind in Darkness on their brand new acoustic album called Anatomy of Silence (19 October 2012) under the name of Rumours About Angels.
A few weeks ago Diary of Dreams put a short clip of the song out for fans on their Official Facebook Fan Page, and I instantly fell in love. Where the original song was very hard to understand and creepy (which we all know isn’t exactly out of character for the Tremere), the re-release has been ‘jazzed’ up. I really love how Adrian Hate’s singing is much clearer in this version. For a Tremere player, it really does justice to the first verse.
I will plaster all you mortals with dominating guts
I will torment revelations – I did never ask for much
I will taste the detonation while the geminis go wild
I’ll absorb the human sigh, eradicate your dormant lie…
Some fans of the song might argue that the song really doesn’t reflect the original melody, however, it does go back to the original melody at about 2:10 into the song. But then after the original melody, it really kind of gives this thrilling little punch while going into the chorus.
Of course there is one minor thing that is driving me nuts about the re-release of Blind in Darkness/Rumours About Angels on the Anatomy of Silence album…the ONLY date where Diary of Dreams is close to me on their Anatomy of Silence acoustic tour is October 31st, a bloody damned weekday! Ah well. I suppose I’ll have to survive with the album for now.
If you like the acoustic version of Blind in Darkness/Rumours About Angels, then check out the other songs on the album. I never was fond of the album version of She and Her Darkness and preferred the live version, but Anatomy of Silence fixes that. And of course you have other favorites such as Amok and Traumtanzer as well!
Make sure to support Diary of Dreams and purchase Anatomy of Silence to support their efforts and keep Adrian Hates and the crew making music for us!