If you have heard of Midnight Syndicate then you know what Nox Arcana is all about- “imaginary soundtracks” of a gothic horror nature (for the most part). Music production seems to be entirely based on keyboard midi and other sampled instruments, which is in my opinion the one shortcoming of their music (I think the music would be significantly better if it were performed by real instruments, because, let’s face it, while production quality has gotten much better, you can often tell the difference and it makes the music sound a little cheap or cheesy.)
The theme is a natural for a band that has delved so deep into the realm of Gothic horror. The subject is the work of Edgar Allen Poe, a central figure of Gothic horror literature. I’m not too sure how much I like the album for gaming though, save for maybe a couple of tracks. “Mysteries of the Night” is by far my favorite track on the album. “Madeline’s Lament” is pretty good. Both are a bit slower paced and feel less like songs and more like the thematic horror soundscapes Nox Arcana usually makes.