Genre: Black Metal/Funeral Doom
Ok, after taking a breather, I’m back to post a bunch of shit nobody cares about and write “reviews” that nobody reads. In direct contrast to the holiday spirit that has been unsuccessfully shoved down my throat, I’ve decided to post some really dark depressive, although occasionally uplifting, stuff. These guys play a combination of atmospheric black metal and plodding funeral doom. I’m sure there are plenty of bands out there that play this style but I’m not aware of them, so this is pretty novel for me. Funeral Doom can get boring if the compositions aren’t dynamic and the same can be said for black metal. So it’s pretty cool to have a band do both, and do both very well. It’s obvious that these genres would work well together, both typically exude isolation and despair, but these guys do a tremendous job at expressing a wider range of emotions within both genres. From cold aggressive blasts to mournfully triumphant dirges, the music is always emotive. At times they even mix up the styles, by using tremolo picking over a slow funeral beat, for instance. Anyway, check it out, it’s a really good album and should satisfy lovers of both genres.