Dhul-Qarnayn are a solo project from Bahrain that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording moved away from his black metal style to go into more of a dark ambient direction and this is a review of his 2008 single "Jilwah" which was released by Shaytan Productions.
A percussion orientated instrument starts off the single along with some dark ambient synths and spoken word parts a few seconds later which are samples from Aliester Crowley. The track is also over 27 minutes in length. As the track progresses the music starts getting more diverse as well as capturing an occult atmosphere.
Ethnic style instruments are also brought into the music at times along with some melodic chants are also added into certain sections of the recording. Nature, rain and thunder sounds can also be hear briefly and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Dhul-Qarnayn and if you are a fan of ritualistic dark ambient, you should check out this single. 8/5 out of 10.