A shame, really This song works well, is awash with blast beats and furious riffing. An entire album in this style would have been more than good. However, after commanding your attention so fiercely, Blutvial uses the opportunity to take the listener to a plethora of different places while the venom undeniably remains Whether they go for an uptempo scathing attack with a strangely hypnotic latter half like Blackthorn Winter, the punkish evil of The Immutable Hammer or a drawn out epic song with doom like passages and eerie melodies like A Light in the Forest, every song is a thrill.
Each riff, bass line and drum beat works; they are all interesting while at the same time they never do any more work than necessary. The songs need no instruments showing off but only the biting vocals of Ewchmylaen to top it all off and drive the point home. Production is also solid, and lets the music breathe and hit you where it hurts. In short, this record is raw and pure evil and seems to be really uncomplicated.
Morgan doesn't mind being ignored. What he does mind, though, are the constant beatings from the city guards due to his friendship with Sarah, the city lord's only daughter. Lord Simon has deep pockets and his last visit to the manor may just have put him over the edge. Alek Fitz is a reaper, a collection agent who works for the supernatural elements of the world, tracking down debtors and solving problems for clients as diverse as the Lords of Hell, vampires, Haitian loa, and goblins.
Based out of Cleveland, Ohio, Alek is the best in the game. No one can escape death forever. When Zaros finds the remains of a fallen god, he seizes upon the opportunity to exact revenge on the monarchy of his kingdom.
However, having a former god as his teacher will force him to confront the dark nature of not only society, but himself. Struggling against his inner-demons, Zaros must make a choice.
To uphold his ideals or embrace the legacy of his benefactor. One day, six towers appear on Earth. Each one stands hundreds of stories tall, and are invulnerable to all attacks. At the base of each tower is a portal, welcoming in all who dare enter it. All sorts of magical monsters can be found inside the towers. Even treasure, magic, and superhuman strength can be acquired. The problem is that the towers aren't a friendly place.
Even worse, the towers sometimes release waves of monsters to attack Earth. In the year , there are only a hundred survivors. In one last attempt, they challenge the final floor without regard for their lives. Clint Mercer is about to get a crash course in magic. After he barely survives an attack on the hospital where he works, Clint is quickly recruited by the brilliant but often unstable wizard Arlo Dandridge.
Working on behalf of the mysterious Pickman Institute, the two men soon find themselves in a race to recover an ancient relic of deadly power before a centuries-old warlock and his cult of militant followers can beat them to it. Combat is literally her middle name.
Homeland security got hold of the new and improved Cure, made their own vampire anti-terrorist unit, and dropped them into freaking Yemen. Like most ill-conceived government projects, this one went bad real fast, and guess who has to fix it? Now I have to hunt down and kill these rogue vampires, take on the US government, and destroy all evidence of our existence. Since The Miscreant and its sequel The Agent I've been a Brock Deskins fan, so when I got the opportunity to listen to and review this title, I grabbed the chance with both hands I was given this free review copy audiobook at my request and have voluntarily left this review.
Now this is part 2 in the Brooklyn Shadows series, so I went ahead and bought myself part 1 in the Kindle version first. Which is a great and hilarious story in itself btw highly recommend. Blood Conspiracy continues with the same chagrined vampire main character Leo we know and love, some of the same minor characters and several new ones, human and otherwise. There are some references to events in part 1 so I would recommend starting with part 1, but I guess you could manage with only part 2 as well, since it's a whole new adventure.
The tone of this second part is a bit more serious than the first, and I had really hoped that my favorite side kick Marvin would have gotten a bigger part than he did, for he made me laugh out loud several times in part 1.
Nevertheless it's a great adventure, and it even comes with a romantic interest for Leo. Narration is done by the author himself; it's not bad, and I had no problems listening to him for several hours, but I have to say that I like professional narrators better.
It has to do with inflection and voice acting; his narration sounded a bit monotonous. Another point of improvement are his accents: although he does some nice accents for several characters, they all sound alike, French and Russian are hardly distinguishable from eachother.
I'm sure he'll improve in the future, which is why I'm trying to be specific with my feedback here. I do appreciate his efforts, and I understand that it can be costly to hire professionals. Anyway, I do recommend this fun vampire PI series and am looking forward to part 3 and, hopefully, more I'm sorry going from the first book to this one was a huge shock, I did my best to enjoy his interpretation of his book I enjoyed this action filled second book in the Brooklyn Shadows series.
This story is full of action, humor, aggression and has great characters. Leo is sarcastic, cunning, violent and definitely a bit of a jerk, but he is loyal to his friends and has a sense of riotousness hidden underneath his hard, indifferent exterior.
I enjoyed the tense interaction between Leo and his creator, and I loved Marvin, his hilarious repartee had me laughing out loud. The narration on this book was done by the author himself and I thought he did a good job for his first attempt.
He was easy to listen to, but I did find that the voice he did for Leo was a bit flat. His accents need a bit of work, but his female voice is good. Deskins it seems you have wrote a hit!!! This book is over the top good! Will he succeed? Written by Anonymous. Sign In. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. Full Cast and Crew. Release Dates. Official Sites.
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Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts.In Blutvial’s second record to date, “Curses Thorns Blood”, there is no sense that the band is trying to escape the lo-fi, tritonic fury that the black metal genre was first built on. Instead, the album distinguishes itself through taking the ‘classic’ sound of black metal down a more varied, progressive route.