Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel (2015)
Artists: Al Storm & Various Artists
Genre/Style: UK Hardcore, Happy Hardcore, Powerstomp, Breakbeat, Gabber, Hardstyle
Release Year: 2015
Info: Al Storm Presents Dark Shadows 2: The Sequel
CDs: 2 (two)
Length CDs: 02:32:55
Tracks: 46 (fourty-six)
Label: Hardcore Underground
Product Number: 247HCLP003CD
Buy Here: Hardcore Underground Store
More Information: Al Storm – Facebook Fanpage
Halloween is about to happen. On the 31st many fans of this event will go bananas and dress like they’ve just emerged out of hell, or anywhere similar, and try to get candy from innocent people. Trick or treating, that’s what it’s called. But let me warn you, don’t come to my house, the treats in my house are mine. Halloween isn’t huge over here in the Netherlands, so I shouldn’t worry about being scared to death when I open my door on the 31st. Many people get dressed, and some do something quite unusual: some release an album dedicated to the darkest day of the year. Al Storm did it last year too, when he released ‘Dark Shadows’, and it was a huge success. The tracks on this album were all scary, and if you can remember, a couple of years ago he did a Halloween mix (Tales From The Darkside), which blew my mind away! I reckon that Al likes Halloween a lot.
So what can we expect? An album filled with snippets from ‘Nightmare on Elm Street’, or any other Halloween film? Sounds of limbs being torn off by creatures of the night? Voices from the darkest place known to mankind, hell? Not really, you can expect UK Hardcore with a darker tone, that is all. No need to be scared and hide yourself behind a blanket. For this album he has worked with a lot of well established names such as Alex Prospect, M-Project, Scott Brown, DJ Sy, Shimamura, and the list continues. Or some have remixed classic Al Storm anthems, like Olly P, IYF & Nobody and Bloodsuckerz. And that’s only disc one! On disc 2 you can hear these an more anthems being mixed together beautifully by the main man himself. Again, no need to be afraid, you really should get this album and make this the best Halloween you’ve ever experienced! Al Storm knows exactly how to increase the fun during Halloween!
The tracklist is one you need to see to believe it! This album is seriously good, this is truly an amazing album! But is it Al Storm’s best album so far? Well, continue reading and you will find it out!
CD 1 – Unmixed
01. Scott Brown meets Al Storm – The Blob!
02. M-Project & Al Storm – The Twilight Zone
03. Al Storm – Bad Dreams (Bush Re-Opened)
04. Alex Prospect meets Al Storm – Frankenstein!
05. Al Storm – Leatherface (Massacre Mix)
06. Mob & Al Storm – Poltergeist (Olly P Remix)
07. DJ Sy meets Al Storm – Haunted (Original Mix)
08. Darkman – Death’s Waiting Room
09. Al Storm – I Created A Monster (IYF & Nobody Remix)
10. DJ Shimamura meets Al Storm – Godzilla vs Gigantis!
11. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix)
12. Bananaman & Gisbo – The Dead
13. Al Storm meets IYF & Nobody – Cannibalizm!
14. Black & White – The Awakening
15. Eat Grave – The Dark Stranger (Bloodsuckerz Mix)
16. Al Storm – Psycho (Masters Of The Flying Guillotine)
17. Chris Fear meets Al Storm – Consumed
CD 2 – Mixed
01. DJ Shimamura meets Al Storm – Godzilla vs Gigantis!
02. Bananaman & Gisbo – The Dead
03. DJ Shimamura & Al Storm – Exorcism
04. Al Storm meets IYF & Nobody – Cannibalizm!
05. Al Storm – Bad Dreams (Bush Re-Opened)
06. Chris Fear & Al Storm – Evil Side Of Man
07. Al Storm – Madhouse
08. Al Storm – Trick Or Treat
09. Darkman – Death’s Waiting Room
10. DJ Storm & Blade – Darkzone (CLSM Breaks Into The Grave Mix)
11. Bananaman meets Al Storm – Nightmare On Blyth Road
12. M-Project & Al Storm – The Twilight Zone
13. Black & White – The Awakening
14. Scott Brown meets Al Storm – The Blob!
15. Al Storm – From The Shadows
16. Al Storm – The Jackal
17. Alex Prospect meets Al Storm – Frankenstein!
18. Al Storm & Euphony – Jack The Ripper
19. Mob & Al Storm – Poltergeist (Olly P Remix)
20. Technikore & JTS meets Al Storm & Weaver – Feeder (2 Minutes Of Hell Mix)
21. Fracus & Darwin meets Al Storm – House Of Horrors
22. Al Storm – Werewolf (Dark Shadows VIP Mix)
23. Kutski & Al Storm – The Grudge (Dirty Chopper Mix)
24. Al Storm – I Created A Monster (IYF & Nobody Remix)
25. Al Storm – World Of Darkness (JTS Remix)
26. DJ Sy meets Al Storm – Haunted
27. Al Storm – Leatherface (Massacre Mix)
28. Al Storm – Psycho (Master Of The Flying Guillotine)
29. Chris Fear meets Al Storm – Consumed
The first disc looks sexy, but the second disc looks even more sexier! How’s that possible?
The first disc has got a few slammers on it, it has to be said! All new tracks, and all unmixed. Quality tunes from the legend himself alongside other well established names, and it’s impossible to understand how Al Storm has made each and every track a dancefloor smasher! It’s like he has found out the secret of being the world’s best and greatest producer.
The second disc contains a DJ mix done by Al Storm himself, and not only includes tracks from the first disc, but also tracks from his previous album, the first volume of ‘Dark Shadows’. Another album you should have in your collection, seeing as it has got Halloween’s finest tunes on it: ‘Madhouse’ and ‘Trick Or Treat’. These two are the greatest tracks ever written by Al Storm and really capture what happens on the 31st every year. Pure filth, pure dancefloor smashers!
It’s difficult to pick out one track to be my favourite, seeing as there are so many to choose from, but from the first disc there are multiple tracks I like a lot, like ‘Poltergeist’, ‘The Twilight Zone’, ‘Feeder’ (sad it only being 2 minutes long, they should release a full length version of this), but the one that blew me away is an older record I have heard before, which is ‘The Awakening’! This has got to be Al Storm/Black & White’s biggest track ever made! So beautiful, this is UK Hardcore the way I like it!
The second disc has got a few amazing tracks on it, and I think I’ve mentioned these two before, ‘Madhouse’ and ‘Trick Or Treat’ are my favourite on this one. Are they better than ‘The Awakening’? Nope, but close. Very close.
Yet another great album released by UK Hardcore’s finest producer Al Storm. Everything he touches, turns into gold. This man knows exactly how to produce the sound we are all dying to hear. He’s a legend, and with another great album being released it’s about time for us all to call our counsils and ask for a statue of Al. He deserves it!
Yes, this is Al Storm’s best album. For now. Maybe next year he will release another album and it might be a bigger album than this one, but for now this is his greatest album ever. Will this become an annual thing, like Halloween? Al Storm releasing Dark Shadows volume 3 in 2016? Will it happen? Let’s hope so, because Halloween can be quite dull if you haven’t got the right music playing out loud!
Enjoy Halloween, and let Al Storm’s album be the most terrifying thing in your house! It ain’t scary, but you never know, it might be possessed by the devil and Al ‘Freddy Krueger’ Storm might haunt your dreams….. I dare you to buy this album!
Have you got the guts?