As Pan-Thy-Monium broke up some years back after the
release of their third album, Khaoohs and Kon-Fus-Ion, this 2CD
set is not new material, but rather a reissue of the band's first two
albums, entitled Khaoohs and Dawn of Dream, repectively.
Clearly the better of the two albums is Dawn of
Dream, which is similar in sound to the eclectically excellent Khaoohs
and Kon-fus-ion. If you liked the wild mixture of jazz, prog and metal,
and the crazy breaks and wild sounds of the latter, you'll be very pleased
with Dawn of Dream. The first track, which totals 20 minutes in
length, is especially of note.
Khaoohs is in comparison quite bland. It features
a bit of the bizarre experimentation, but is far more straight up and
down in its delivery, being mostly a Swedish death/thrash record.