Tag: Funeral

Urna – Mors Principium Est Review

The Italian label/musical collective ATMF (that’s Aeternitas Tenebrarum Musicae Fundamentum, if you’re nasty) might be putting out some of the most criminally underappreciated (mostly) black metal in today’s metal underground. The average trench-digging metalhead is

Bell Witch – Longing Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Longing may be comprised of only half a dozen songs, but it’s over an hour of strangling melancholy that occasionally loosens its white-knuckled grasp just long enough for the listener

Evoken – Atra Mors Review

Summon a forest in your mind. Walk in that forest for a long time, and feel the warmth. It’s a cold kind of warmth, the kind that never seems to rise up much past the

Aldebaran – Embracing The Lightless Depths Review

Portland’s Aldebaran has progressively schlepped its overall sound further and further away from the more ‘sludgy’ roots that bound their impressive 2007 debut into a fully functioning funereal death doom band bent on depressing the

Hellvetron – Death Scroll Of Seven Hells And Its Infernal Majesties Review

originally written by Chris McDonald Slow albums that focus totally on a single sound and atmosphere can be difficult to stomach for extended periods of time. Hellvetron mostly averts this in the sense that Death

Mournful Congregation – The Book Of Kings Review

Originally written by Rae Amitay Mournful Congregation has been a staple in funeral doom for years, and my expectations were admittedly pretty high when I signed on to review The Book of Kings. What I

Mournful Congregation – The Unspoken Hymns Review

We’ve already seen superb releases drop from all of metal’s varied branches this year. But when the dust eventually settles, 2011’s most celebrated sub-genres will be those that give a solemn nod to a very

Esoteric – Paragon Of Dissonance Review

Funeral doom is, in most appreciable ways, a niche within a niche. Forcing the listener to bear witness to a cripplingly slow march to oblivion is not, it must be said, the easiest way to