Tag: Funeral

Urna – Iter Ad Lucem Review

Metal has long been embraced as a metaphor for darkness, and funeral doom may be its most effective vehicle, as its crushing heaviness and ponderous pace instantiate at once the blighting of sight, sound and

Pantheist – Journey Through Lands Unknown

Originally written by Jordan Campbell Pantheist’s Journey Through Lands Unknown is a tough album to dissect; there are way too many things going on here, and they range from the outright awful to surprisingly promising. Unfortunately for

Esoteric – The Maniacal Vale Review

Many metal fans have issues gobbling down funeral doom. In that regard, I suppose it could be considered the creamed corn of our beloved genre. Actually, that seems a bit harsh, as some of us

Sol – Let There Be A Massacre Review

Originally written by Jordan Campbell An overtly misanthropic black/death/funeral doom hybrid, Sol is the twisted vision of one Emil Brahe. Let There Be A Massacre is an extremely draining, totally nihilistic labor of hate, driven by a vehement disdain

Evoken – A Caress Of The Void Review

Originally written by Brady Humbert. Doom.  Any music that can drive someone to kill themselves is okay with me.  This is my way of being “green” as I think overpopulation is a massive issue that mankind

Arcana Coelestia – Ubi Secreta Colunt Review

Alchemy, mysticism, paranoia, neuroticism, and human suffering: all choice elements found within the scrawlings of a book entitled Inferno – courtesy of Sweden’s premiere author/playwright/chemist/chemical dabbler of yore, Johan August Strindberg – and also the

Ahab – The Call Of The Wretched Sea Review

“Yet for ever and for ever, to the crack of doom, the sea will insult and murder man, and pulverize the stateliest, stiffest frigate he can make; nevertheless, by the continual repetition of these very

Celestiial – Desolate North Review

If I say heavy metal to you and you think of abstract and hollow soundscapes that drag on for ten minutes without getting anywhere, I think we may be unable to communicate at all. Yes,