Old Tower - Keepers of the Ancient Flame
Part of an obscure but aptly named Dungeon Synth genre, Old Tower puts out synth and keyboard based music that is plodding, brooding and haunting, perfect for any Gothic Horror RPG. Interspersed between the melodies are ambient noises; thunder and blowing winds or something being dragged through the night. Originally released as part of a split cassette, Keepers of the Ancient Flame is sold as a single track, but has five different evocatively named movements "My Dark Journey / A Dying Apparition / Mountains of Pride / Distant Lands / The Vampyric Keep". Appropriately creepy and suggestive of moonless nights and stalking beasts, but never too distracting or startling, I can heartily recommend this as an addition to your RPG soundtrack arsenal.
- Vocals?...Some, though more ambient background noise and distorted past any point of recognition.
- Music Genre(s)…Ambient, Noise, Dungeon Synth
- Perfect for…Gothic Horror, like Curse of Strahd or other Ravenloft adventures.
- If you only grab one track, make it... "My Dark Journey / A Dying Apparition / Mountains of Pride / Distant Lands / The Vampyric Keep", an easy call since all the songs are together in one 18 minute long suite.