After ten years of making death industrial Megaptera decided to call it a day. The extremely dark ambient sound of this Swedish band has influenced many other acts. I saw the band live recently, which impressed me a lot. If you don’t own a Megaptera album you could go for this final double cd, that combines their first LP Songs from the massive darkness (1992) and as a bonus a remix of the first cd Beyond the shadow (1994). Extremely dark, grinding industrial ambient, with walls of sound and many samples from horror movies, a release that is not easily digested. These old recordings are better than their previous release Electronic Underground, but my favourite Megaptera album remains The curse of the scarecrow.