Sunday, November 30, 2008

Decoryah - Ebonies / Cosmos Silence (Demos 1993)

Genre : Atmospheric Melancholic Doom
Country : Finland
In this post I have compilated these material of this great band. This is total melancholy, suffering, anguish, pain and mournful. Highly recommended!!!

Ebonies (EP 1993)

1.Cosmos Silence 06:07
2.Astral Mirage of Paradise 06:25

Playing time 12:32

Cosmos Silence (Demo 1993)

1.Cosmos Silence 06:12
2.Abstract Rays 02:32
3.Solid Blackness 03:54
4.Tranquil Ecstasy 04:00
5.Astral Mirage of Paradise 06:41

Playing time 23:19

Total playing time 35:51

Download Ebonies + Cosmos Silence

Apotheosis - A Shroud of Belief (1996)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Germany

First album of this interesting band. Their sound is dense with melodic riffs and mournful keyboards, getting create good melodies . The vocals are deep grunt and clean voices. This album is hard to find!

1.Apotheosis 07:53
2.As Serenity Fades 01:32
3.A Shroud Of Belief 12:15
4.White Angel - Dust God 03:51
5.A Landslide Called Eternity 03:58
6.Beyond The Grave 02:04
7.Stars Beyond Their Skies 06:59
8.No Breeding Ground 06:58
9.Total Silence 07:39

Total playing time 53:09

Boris - Absolutego (1996)

Genre : Drone Doom
Country : Japan

This is the first album of the band. This work is absolute Drone, full of distorted sounds, dense atmosphere and ultra heavy riffs. For fans of the Drone Doom this is a masterpiece, the real Drone essence!

1.Absolutego 01:05:35
2.Drone Evil 2 07:50

Total playing time 01:13:25

Boris - Amplifier Worship (1998)

Genre : Drone Doom
Country : Japan

This album has a sound cleaner than in their first work. The guitars are very heavy and distorted with some stoner influences. The vocals are harsh. This is an interesting album for fans of this genre. Recommended!

1.Huge 09:16
2.Ganbou-Ki 15:46
3.Hama 07:32
4.Kuruimizu 14:29
5.Vomitself 16:57

Total playing time 01:04:00

Sol - Let There Be A Massacre (2007)

Genre : Funeral Doom Death
Country : Denmark

This is the first album of the band. This is Melodic Doom Death with Funeral influences. Their melodies are sinister, dark, and mournful. The riffs are slow and melodic, accompanied by low grunts. This is an interesting album. Recommended!

1.Centuries Of Human Filth 07:42
2.Apathetic Pride 05:02
3.Boginki 13:27
4.Where Angels Rot 07:22
5.Era Of Decadence 07:02
6.The inanity Of Man 10:09
7.Apocalypse 06:47

Total playing time 57:35

The Nihilistic Front - The Four Seasons in Misery (2006)

Genre : Funeral Doom Death
Country : Australia

This is the only full-length of this australian band. Their melodies are desolation and darkness, with dense and sinister atmosphere. The riffs are slow and heavy, with distorted tunes. The vocals are powerful grunts and screaming growls. Highly recommended!

1.The Four Seasons in Misery 20:32
2.Deranged Visions of Insanity 18:25

Total playing time 38:57

The Morningside - The Wind, the Trees and the Shadows of the Past (2007)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Russia

This is the first album of this interesting band. The melodies are realized in best performance, with atmospheric passages and acoustic moments. The vocals are very good, harsh grunts and clean voices. Their sound is in the vein of Agalloch and Katatonia ("Brave Murder Day")!... This album is highly recommended!!!

1.Intro 01:33
2.The Wind 11:09
3.The Trees 09:54
4.The Shadows of the Past 12:39
5.Outro 04:45

Total playing time 40:00

Serenity - Then Came Silence (1995)

Genre : Traditional Doom
Country : England

This is the first album of the band. They play Doom Metal with excellent melodies and riffs very well worked. The vocals also are good. This is a very interesting album, and hard to find.
Highly recommended!

1.Black Tears 07:42
2.Change 02:30
3.Then Came Silence 07:05
4.The Darkest Things 06:50
5.Spirituality 05:38
6.One For The Red Sky 03:49
7.I Am With You 08:06

Total playing time 41:40

Solitude Aeturnus - Through The Darkest Hour (1994)

Genre : Epic Doom
Country : United States

This is the third full-length of the band. This is one of the most heavy albums of their career, the sound is very dense. The guitars are massive desolation, with heavy and slow riffs. The vocals are emotional and brilliant. This album is perfect in all senses. It is my favorite album of Solitude Aeturnus.
Amazing work of these Doom legends!

1.Falling 04:07
2.Haunting the Obscure 05:32
3.The 8th Day: Mourning 06:07
4.The 9th Day: Awakening 05:03
5.Pain 07:06
6.Pawns of Anger 06:36
7.Eternal (Dreams Part II) 07:51
8.Perfect Insanity 06:15
9.Shattered My Spirit 09:15

Total playing time 57:52

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Church of Misery - Second Coming (2004)

Genre : Stoner Rock / Doom Metal
Country : Japan

This is the second album of the japanese band. This work is performed in the same vein of their first album, with 70's influences, dense atmosphere, distorted riffs and harsh vocals.

1.I, Motherfucker (Ted Bundy) 06:04
2.Soul Discharge (Mark Essex) 04:09
3.Red Ripper Blues (Andrei Chikatilo) 06:59
4.Filth Bitch Boogie (Aileen Wuornos) 04:46
5.One Way...Or Another (Cactus cover) 05:20
6.Candy Man (Dean Corll) 07:33
7.El Topo 05:46

Total playing time 39:17

Friday, November 28, 2008

Kairi - All Of My Dreams (EP 2005)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Wales (United Kingdom)

This EP is one of the best works of the band. In this work their sound is more melancholic with dense riffs, atmospheric elements with symphonic tunes, deep grunts and melancholic clean vocals. The highest point there are the keyboards accompanied by acoustic guitars, and crushing melodies. Definitely this sound is desolation, hopeless and melancholy. Highly recommended!!!

1.All of My Dreams: Part I 16:05
2.All of My Dreams: Part II 14:07

Total playing time 30:12

Kairi - My Light, My Flesh (EP 2005)

Genre : Atmospheric Funeral Doom
Country : Wales (United Kingdom)

This EP is Atmospheric Funeral Doom in the vein of Until Death Overtakes Me and Winter of Vehemence. The keyboards creates symphonic melodies; sinister and mysterious. The guttural vocals are sporadic, but low and deep. Interesting work for the darkness of the soul!

1.My light, my flesh I 12:24
2.My light, my flesh II 09:05

Total playing time 21:29

Persistence in Mourning - Breaking With The Wheel (EP 2008)

Genre : Atmospheric Funeral Drone Doom
Country : United States

This band plays claustrophobic melodies with distorted riffs, atmospheric passages, keyboards, and guttural vocals.

1.The Season of The Devil 05:32
2.Braiding the Limbs of My Enemies 05:43
3.A Grim Pageant of Death 04:19
4.Enter the Carrion Birds 05:35

Total playing time 21:09

My Dying Bride - The Light at the End of the World (1999)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death/Melancholic Doom
Country : England

This is the My Dying Bride's sixth release. This album marks the resurrection of My Dying Bride, and it is also one of their best albums of their entire career. This work is very darkness, melancholic, sadness and suffering. It is the best Doom that can be done.

The melodies are perfect, the guitars are perfect, also the atmosphere and vocals. This album is full of amazing songs, like "She is the Dark", "Edenbeast", "The Light at the End of the World", "The Isis Script", "Sear Me III", "The Fever Sea" and more. Also the lyrics and the music are one of the best performances of the band. Read the lyrics at the time to listen this album is too much suffering for the rest of the life.

My Dying Bride is the father of misery and suffering absolute!!!
Nothing makes you feel most sadder and miserable that to listen My Dying Bride. It is perfect!!!

1.She is the Dark 08:26
2.Edenbeast 11:23
3.The Night He Died 06:25
4.The Light At the End of the World 10:36
5.The Fever Sea 04:05
6.Into the Lake of Ghosts 07:09
7.The Isis Script 07:08
8.Christliar 10:31
9.Sear Me III 05:26

Total playing time 01:11:09

My Dying Bride - 34.788%... Complete (1998)

Genre : ??? Doom Metal
Country : England

Fifth album of the band. This is the fuck*** thorn in the career of My Dying Bride; because their sound and style are different to other works. It is a controversial album, for some it is good for others not. The "Classic" track that contains is "Under Your Wings and into Your Arms"
I invite you to listen this album, and do an opinion on this release.

1.The Whore, the Cook and the Mother 11:59
2.The Stance of Evander Sinque 05:31
3.Der Überlebende 07:38
4.Heroin Chic 08:04
5.Apocalypse Woman 07:37
6.Base Level Erotica 09:54
7.Under Your Wings and into Your Arms 05:58

Total playing time 56:41

My Dying Bride - Like Gods of the Sun (1996)

Genre : Melodic Doom
Country : England

This is the fourth full-length of the band. This work is their second album with clean vocals in all tracks. The melodies are darkness, melancholy and suffering. The clean vocals are anguish and sadness. The riffs are heavy and the atmosphere is dense. This album is a little more fast that their past works, but with the melancholic essence.

This album contains classic songs like "A Kiss to Remember", "It Will Come" and "For You".

1.Like Gods of the Sun 05:41
2.The Dark Caress 05:58
3.Grace Unhearing 07:19
4.A Kiss to Remember 07:31
5.All Swept Away 04:17
6.For You 06:37
7.It Will Come 04:28
8.Here in the Throat 06:21
9.For My Fallen Angel 05:55
10.It Will Come (Nightmare) (Bonus Track) 05:37

Total playing time 59:47

Somnium Mortuum - Eternal Sleep (2004)

Genre : Atmospheric Funeral Doom
Country : Germany

This is the amazing debut album of this Funeral band. The atmosphere is dense and majestic, created by keyboards very well performed. The melodies are desolation, hopeless, anguish, and sorrow. The riffs are slow and heavy. Other high point are the vocals, are powerful grunts, screaming growls, and clean anguished voices. This is a desolation album for these coldness days!
Highly recommended!

1.Somnium Mortuum 02:10
2.Bygone Future 07:37
3.Unknown Distances 09:56
4.Predetermined Chaos 04:04
5.The Unreachable Salvation 07:35
6.This Flame Will Burn Forever 06:39
7.The Wrath of the Doomed One 05:55
8.Longing for Eternal Sleep 05:53
9.The Failure of Imagination 10:17

Total playing time 01:00:06

The Eleventh Room - Nilo Magus (EP 2002)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Netherlands

This is the only work of the band. This is desolate Funeral Doom, with dense atmosphere, very slow riffs, austere melodies, and anguish grunts.

1.Nilo Magus 18:43

Total playing time 18:43

Dead in the Water - Echoes... in the Ruins (2007)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Finland

This is the first album of this interesting band. This is Doom Death with melodic and heavy riffs very well worked. The melodies are melancholy and anguish. The atmosphere is oppressive, accompanied by depressive keyboards. They use death grunts and screaming vocals, in excellent performance.
This album is highly recommended!

1.The Silent Will Carry On 11:02
2.Darken the Skies 09:00
3.... 01:48
4.In Disguises 08:29
5.Emptiness Inside 06:59
6.Burden 08:09

Total playing time 45:27

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Runemagick - The Supreme Force of Eternity (1998)

Genre : Extreme Death Doom
Country : Sweden

This is the first full-length of this prolific band. In this album their sound is more crushing and aggressive, with fast riffs and powerful grunts. The melodies are very well performed, with intricate passages. This is Death Metal with some Doom influences.
The most brutal work of the band!

1.At The Horizions End 08:01
2.The Black Wall 04:14
3.When Death Is The Key 04:29
4.For You, My Death 03:51
5.Curse Of The Dark Rune 03:20
6.Nocturnal Creation 04:57
7.The Supreme Force 04:37
8.Sign Of Eternity pt. II 02:52

Total playing time 36:21

Runemagick - Enter the Realm of Death (1999)

Genre : Death Doom
Country : Sweden

This is the second album of the band. In this work the sound is very dense with obscure melodies, sinister riffs, fast passages and powerful grunts.

1.Hymn Of Darkness (intro) 00:58
2.Enter The Realm Of Death 06:09
3.Longing For Hades 05:00
4.Dwellers Beyond Obscurity 05:07
5.Abyss Of Desolation 05:19
6.Beyond (The Horizons End...) 06:32
7.Dethrone The Flesh 04:32
8.Portal Of Doom 01:30
9.Dreamvoid Serpent 03:56
10.The Call Of Tombs 05:52
11.Lightworld Damnation 04:08
12.Dark Necroshadows 04:53

Total playing time 53:56

Runemagick - Resurrection in Blood (2000)

Genre : Doom Death
Country : Sweden

Third Runemagick's album. This is crushing Doom Death with aggressive emotions, desolate riffs, sinister melodies and coldness atmosphere.

1.Resurrection of the Dark Lord - Intro 00:30
2.Reborn in Necromancy 05:15
3.Death Collector 03:56
4.Dark Dead Earth 04:54
5.Lord of the Grave 05:53
6.Choir of Hades 00:31
7.Resurrection in Blood 06:46
8.Hail Death 04:33
9.Dominion of the Necrogods 05:08
10.Demonstrosity 06:09
11.The Gates of Hades 00:54
12.Return of the Reaper 04:14
13.Celebration of Death - Outro 01:18

Total playing time 50:01

Church of Misery - Master of Brutality (2001)

Genre : Stoner Rock / Doom Metal
Country : Japan

This is the first album of the band. They play Stoner Doom with 70's influences; with distorted riffs and harsh vocals. The lyrics are based on serial killeres from USA.

This band is for fans of Paul Chain, Jex Thoth and more.

1.Killfornia (Ed Kemper) 08:23
2.Ripping Into Pieces (Peter Sutcliffe) 07:46
3.Megalomania (Herbert Mullin) 05:26
4.Green River 04:30
5.Cities on Flame (Blue �yster Cult cover) 04:00
6.Master of Brutality (John Wayne Gacy) 11:16

Total playing time 41:23

Solitude Aeturnus - Beyond the Crimson Horizon (1992)

Genre : Epic Heavy Doom Metal
Country : United States

Second work of the Epic Doom's masters. This is one of the best albums of the band, the riffs are crushing, with dense atmosphere, and Epic vocals in the best performance. This is a masterpiece!

1.Seeds of the Desolate 06:30
2.Black Castle 04:09
3.The Final Sin 05:41
4.It Came Upon One Night 06:58
5.The Hourglass 05:16
6.Beneath the Fading Sun 04:26
7.Plague of Procreation 06:28
8.Beyond... 04:01

Total playing time 43:29

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

My Dying Bride - As the Flower Withers (1992) Classic Album

Genre : Doom Death
Country : England

This is the first album of the band and the beggining of the most magnificent Doom Metal band.
My Dying Bride is one of the pioneers of Death Doom, alongside Anathema and Paradise Lost; but is the unique of these that keeps on Doom until date. My Dying Bride rules!!!

In this first work they play a devastating Doom Death with violins and keyboards in sinister performance. The melodies are beautiful darkness, desolation and anguish. The riffs are very dense. The guttural vocals are deep grunts and extreme grunts.

I have considered post, on this week, the whole discography of "My Dying Bride" for Doomsters that have not yet listened these albums. This material is esential for the perfect agony of every day!

My Dying Bride is my favorite band, along with Evoken. I hope that you enjoy these albums!

1.Silent Dance 02:13
2.Sear Me 09:05
3.The Forever People 04:09
4.The Bitterness and the Bereavement 07:37
5.Vast Choirs 08:15
6.The Return of the Beautiful 12:49
7.Erotic Literature (Bonus Track) 05:12

Total playing time 49:20

My Dying Bride - Turn Loose the Swans (1993) Classic Album

Genre : Melancholic Doom Death
Country : England

This second My Dying Bride's album is one of the best. Contains 7 classic songs that launched "My Dying Bride" to the first Doom Metal elite, in 1993. This is the perfection in all senses. In this work the mix of Death grunt and clean vocals is excellent. The riffs are total sadness. The use of violins and keyboards is majestic.

Examples of absolute misery and suffering are "Searme MCMXCIII" and "Black God". One of my favorite tracks is the magnificent "Turn Loose the Swans".

If you listen to this album in a day of suffering, you will die of sorrow. This album is essential for each Doomster collection!!!

1.Sear Me MCMXCIII 07:24
2.Your River 09:24
3.The Songless Bird 07:00
4.The Snow in My Hand 07:09
5.The Crown of Sympathy 12:15
6.Turn Loose the Swans 10:09
7.Black God 04:52

Total playing time 58:13

My Dying Bride - The Angel and the Dark River / Live at the Dynamo (1995) Classic Album

Genre : Doom Metal
Country : England

Third album of the band. In this album Aaron Stainthorpe uses for first time clean vocals in the album's totality, the performance of his voice is one of the best, his voice is melancholic, sad and distressing. Other high point is the use of violins and majestic keyboards, making the songs very mournful and mysterious. The riffs are ultra heavy, accompanied by dense atmosphere.

This album is absolute suffering, darkness and misery. Tracks like "The Cry of Mankind", "Black Voyage", and "For Darkest Skies" are classic songs until date.

This album contains 2 Discs, the first disc is "The Angel and the Dark River" more 1 bonus track. The second disc is "Live at the Dynamo '95".

This album is mandatory for all Doomster. This is a great masterpiece!!!

Disc 1 "The Angel and the Dark River"

1.The Cry of Mankind 12:13
2.From Darkest Skies 07:48
3.Black Voyage 09:46
4.A Sea to Suffer in 06:31
5.Two Winters Only 09:01
6.Your Shameful Heaven 06:59
7. The Sexuality of Bereavement (Bonus Track) 08:04

Playing time 01:01:22

Disc 2 "Live at the Dynamo '95"

1. Your River 08:13
2. A Sea to Suffer In 06:21
3. Your Shameful Heaven 06:21
4. The Forever People 04:52

Playing time 25:47

Total playing time 01:27:09

Download Disc 1 + Disc 2

Golgotha - New Life (2005)

Genre : Doom Death
Country : Spain

This is the third album of the band, and last album to date. In this work they play Doom Death with heavy riffs, dense atmosphere and deep grunts. The melodies are very well performed with melodic passages. This is an interesting album of this veteran band. Recommended!

1.Forever Gone 05:18
2.Never, Never Again 04:28
3.Trapped In Two Worlds 04:14
4.Repentance 04:42
5.I Am Lost 04:29
6.Broken Emotions 03:27
7.Need You 04:42
8.New Life 03:25
9.Knife Edge (Emerson, Lake & Palmer) 03:41
10.Lake of Memories (2005 version) 07:07

Total playing time 45:33

Silent Cry - Goddess of Tears (2000)

Genre : Melancholic Gothic Doom
(Female & Male Vocals)
Country : Brazil

This is the second Silent Cry's album. In this work they play Melodic Gothic Doom, with female vocals, some Death grunts and clean voices. Their melodies are melancholy and sadness. This is one of the best works of the band. Highly recommended!

1.Desire of Dreams 05:35
2.Last Visions 04:53
3.Tears of Serenity 03:25
4.Eclipse 04:36
5.Crying Violins 05:09
6.Illusions of Perfection 06:11
7.The End of the Innocence 03:42
8.Good-bye in the Silence 06:58

Total playing time 41:28

Silent Cry - Dance of Shadows (2002)

Genre : Gothic Doom
Country : Brazil

This is the third full-length of the band. Beautiful melodies, with female vocals and some Death grunts. A very melodic work.

1.The Half Light 05:18
2.Two Worlds 04:30
3.Dance of Shadows 04:26
4.Silent Scream 04:43
5.My Evil 02:35
6.Victory's Time 05:00
7.Only to Love you 04:31
8.Beyond the Silent Night 03:33
9.Devoured By Words 06:17

Total playing time 41:53

Silent Cry - Dark Life (2005)

Genre : Gothic Doom
Country : Brazil

This is the last album of the band. In the vein of the last works of Tristania, Epica, Rain fell Within and After Forever.

1.Suffocated in Darkness 03:30
2.Sweet Serenades 07:16
3.Remembrances of the Future 05:21
4.Last Goodbye 05:11
5.Innocence’s Look 03:48
6.My Tears are Still Falling 07:02
7.The Wine’s Dance 05:04
8.The Moment is the Time 04:55
9.Enigmatic 05:08

Total playing time 47:15

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Kairi - Kairi (2005)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Wales (United Kingdom)

This is the second work of this interesting band. They play Funeral Doom with dark atmosphere. Their melodies are desolation, hopeless, sadness, and agony. The guitars are very heavy, in some moments accompanied by distorted bass. The vocals are deep coldness grunts. This is a very well performed album, very hard to find, and highly recommended!

1.My reality became a dream 03:21
2.Bad tastes 06:25
3.Together 07:30
4.This is the end 09:55
5.Amidst the stream her ashes 05:59
6.The cruelty of love 09:48
7.The lonely place 07:49

Total playing time 50:59

Grave Flowers - Solace Me (2000)

Genre : Melancholic Doom / Gothic Rock
Country : Sweden

This is the first work of the band. In this album they play Melodic Doom with Gothic influences, acoustic passages and melancholic moments. This is other melodic album for melancholic stuff.

1.Insomnia 05:22
2.Mentally Expose 07:17
3.No More Winters 03:53
4.Wistful Whispering 06:19
5.Voluntary Silence 03:58
6.Day Exchange 05:23
7.Different Moods 04:10

Total playing time 36:22

Hanging Garden - Inherit the Eden (2007)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Finland

First work of this band from Finland, the country with more Doom bands. This album contains mournful, pain, melancholy and darkness. The melodies are really beautiful.
A very recommended album!

1.Sleep Of Ages 07:59
2.As The Circle Fades 07:34
3.Ethereal Passing 02:50
4.Shards Of Life 08:47
5.Paper Doves 07:11
6.Stillborn 03:57
7.The Mourners Plain 08:36
8.Fall Into Tehom 10:42

Total playing time 57:36

Forest Stream - Tears Of Mortal Solitude (2003)

Genre : Black Gothic Doom
Country : Russia

First album of this band. They play a mournful Doom with Gothic and Black influences, accompanied by keyboards, and melodic guitars. The atmosphere is melancholic with some symphonic tunes. This is completed with Black growls and clean vocals.

1.Autumn Elegy 03:52
2.Legend 08:07
3.Last Season Purity 12:15
4.Snowfall 09:55
5.Mel Kor 08:50
6.Whole 05:15
7.Black Swans 10:33
8.Winter Solstice 08:27
9.Steps Of Mankind 01:34

Total playing time 01:08:48

Void of Silence - Toward The Dusk (2001)

Genre : Atmospheric Doom Death
Country : Italy

This is the first full-length of the band. Their melodies are mysterious, sinister and obscure with symphonic ambient. The vocals are growls and anguish clean. The riffs are melodic rhythms of desolation. This is an excellent album. Recommended!

1.A Mile From Hate 03:32
2.Elemental Pain 09:26
3.Deamons From My Imagination 10:14
4.Exstasy In The Spiral 07:35
5.My Private Hell 04:24
6.Nigredo: Panic Malediction 03:30

Total playing time 38:41

Monday, November 24, 2008

Reido - F:all (2006)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Belarus

This is the first Reido's album. In this work they play Funeral Doom with dense atmosphere, and obscure melodies. The guitars are heavy accompanied by distorted bass. The vocals are quiet deep grunts. This is an interesting album with tons of desolation and emptiness. Recommended!

1.Zero Level Activity 04:46
2.Frozen Terror 15:14
3.I Am the Absolute Truth 17:06
4.Exhausted 18:07
5.Logical Collapse 14:58

Total playing time 01:10:11

Lamented Despondency - Foul Slumber (2006)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Slovakia

First work of this Funeral band, with sinister melodies, slow tempo and deep grunts.

1.Intro 01:28
2.Foul Slumber 05:08
3.Disturbed by My Sins 04:43
4.Somnambulist 04:48
5.Tortured Mind 08:18

Total playing time 24:25

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Forgotten Tomb - Negative Megalomania (2007)

Genre : Melodic Black Doom
Country : Italy

This is the last album of the band, their fourth release. This is their most melodic work, with clean riffs and claustrophobic atmosphere. The growls are aggressive, accompanied by clean vocals. The high point in this album are the riffs, very well performed, with excellent melodies in the vein of Katatonia (Brave Murder Day). Recommended!

1.A Dish Best Served Cold 07:49
2.No Rehab (Final Exit) 11:47
3.Negative Megalomania 11:40
4.The Scapegoat 11:39
5.Blood and Concrete 14:06

Total playing time 57:01

Urna - Justa Funebria (2005)

Genre : Atmospheric Black Doom
Country : Italy

First full-length of this Italian band. In this album their atmosphere is obscure, sinister and sad; with powerful growls, aggressive melodies and slow tempos.

1...E Della Morte Il Trionfo 10:06
2.Justa Funebria 01:32
3.In Obitu Obscuritas 07:28
4.Incipit Modesta Vita (Malus Vivendi) 25:51

Total playing time 44:57

Forgotten Silence - The Nameless Forever...The Last Remembrance (1994)

Genre : Progressive Doom Death
Country : Czech Republic

This is the first album of the band. They play a Progressive Doom Death with dense atmosphere and intricate riffs. The vocals are powerful grunts. Their melodies are diverse and complex, creating a unique sound. This album is hard to find!

1.The Broken Sleep 01:28
2.Waiting For... 07:47
3.Diamonds Of The Night 04:25
4.The Crystalline Hearts (Marble Halls II.) 08:39
5...From The Flame 02:26
6.The Vision 06:30
7.The Hills Of Senyaan Pt.I. 08:48
8.Neverending Journey 04:03
9.On Shore Of Arges 09:31
10.Hear The Silence... 00:54

Total playing time 54:31

Mournful Gust - She's My Grief (2000)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Ukraine

First work of this band. This album is painful and dark, with death growls, male clean vocals and female singings. They play keyboards, flutes and violin, getting create beautiful and mournful melodies. Recommended!

1.The First Spring Without You 03:17
2.Path of My Tears 08:13
3.Once We Were Happy 08:52
4.Sweet Embrace of Scarlet Twilight 07:48
5.I Saw Her Sad Eyes 10:16
6.As a Wingless Bird 07:51
7...and We Shall Die Together 09:35

Total playing time 55:55

Soulsearch - Abred vs. Annwn (1998)

Genre : Epic Folk Doom Death
Country : Austria

This is the second Soulserch's album. This album is a great piece of Doom, their melodies are very complex, with darkened sounds, progressive elements, and folk influences. The guttural vocals are powerful, also the Epic vocals. The melodies are accompanied by keyboards, and heavy riffs. This is a work very different than others!

1.When The Sidh Turns Into Glass 06:55
2.Towards The Dazzling Niam 07:00
3.The Recurrence Of Owl Aided 02:54
4.Aeds Traces Through The Ages 07:11
5.Under The Spell Of The Golden Torques 04:10
6.Among The Fields Of Achard Forcha 05:30
7.The Bleeding Seals Of Gessa 02:33
8.Inner Chaos In Cythraw 04:44
9.The Treasure Of The Past Will Last In The Great Archaic Alliance And The Origin Of All Species (Part 1) 11:42

Total playing time 52:39

Astral Sleep - Unawakening (2008)

Genre : Melodic Doom Death
Country : Finland

This is the first album of this excellent band. Their melodies are enigmatic, desolate, and melancholic. The atmosphere is very dense, the riffs are slow agony. They mixing deep grunts with epic clean vocals. This is really amazing Doom Death!

1.End of Ages 12:49
2.Cosmic Key 12:42
3.Expression 15:50
4.Distant Dreams 07:06
5.Away From the World 17:28

Total playing time 01:06:06

Hooded Menace - Fulfill The Curse (2008)

Genre : Doom Death
Country : Finland

This is the first album of the band. They play Doom Death with sinister melodies, slow tempo, dense atmosphere, distorting guitars with heavy riffs, and powerful deep growls. The lyrics are based in horror literature. Recommended!

1.Rotting Rampage (Menace of the Skeletal Dead) 05:20
2.Fulfill the Curse 06:55
3.Grasp of the Beastwoman 06:41
4.Laboratory of Nightmares 06:10
5.Beauty and The Feast 07:01
6.The Eyeless Horde 05:51
7.The Love Song of Gotho, Hunchback of the Morgue 05:44
8.Arcane Epitaph 05:43
9.Theme From Manhattan Baby 03:07

Total playing time 52:32

Friday, November 21, 2008

Mistress of the Dead - White Roses, White Coffin (2008)

Genre : Funeral Doom
Country : Czech Republic

This is the fourth album of this mournful band. The melodies are sorrow, mystery, hopeless, melancholy, suffering and despair. The riffs are ultra slow, very well performed. The keyboards create a mysterious atmosphere, darkened and distressing. The vocals are deep grunts with full anguish and pain. This is a monumental Funeral album, one of the best works of the band.
This material is for dying souls! Highly recommended!!!

Very recommended buy this CD. This album came out on November 18th.

1.My Beloveth 13:15
2.The Fading Light In Her Dying Eyes 18:50
3.She Gave Me Her All... 20:43
4.White Roses, White Coffin 23:16
Total playing time 01:16:04

Hjarnidaudi - Psyko:Stare:Void (2008)

Genre : Funeral Drone Doom
Country : Norway

This is the second work of the band. They play an opressive Funeral Drone, very dense and raw, with mysterious riffs. This have a minimalistic bleak atmosphere. Recommended!
For fans of Beyond Black Void, Moss, Torture Wheel and more.

1.Part I 09:23
2.Part II 10:07
3.Part III 14:49
4.Part IV 08:19

Total playing time 42:38

Isole - Forevermore (2005)

Genre : Epic Classic Doom
Country : Sweden

This is the first Isole's album. At present this is the best Classic Doom band, each of their 3 albums is excellent. A work with melodic riffs in perfect performance. The atmosphere is dense with Epic essence. Highly recommended!

1.The Watcher 07:49
2.Deceiver 07:56
3.Age of Darkness 07:08
4.Forevermore 06:06
5.Premonitions 07:06
6.Beyond the Black 10:14
7.Moonstone 11:52

Total playing time 58:11

Isole - Throne of Void (2006)

Genre : Epic Classic Doom
Country : Sweden

Second album of the band. An excellent Classic Doom with perfect melodies. Really this band is incredible, each album is amazing. This album sounds in the vein of the British band "Solstice".
Highly recommended!

1.Autumn Leaves 06:54
2.Dreams 06:29
3.Demon Green 10:31
4.Throne Of Void 06:04
5.Insomnia 06:31
6.Bleak 07:29
7.Life? 03:58

Total playing time 48:06