Since they started their activities in 1993, Australian extreme doom band Mournful Congregation have released many iconic albums in the genre. About 6 years after they released previous album "The Book of Kings", they unleash 5th album with new drummer Tim Call(ex-Aldebaran) who played on 2014 EP "Concrescence of the Sophia" and have played in a lot of shows. The layered harmonies are much richer than ever. The rhythm is extremely slow but it's also dynamic. And half growling/half whispering vocal tell mournful tales of doom. Dive into 80 minutes of gloomy nightmare crafted by Aussie doom giants! The Incubus of Karma is upon you.../p>
Doom/sludge band Beneath Oblivion from Ohio/US was formed in 2003. In 2018, they release doomed 3rd album produced by Billy Anderson who's known for producing many doom albums. Behind the sonic walls of oppressing doom/sludge riffs, sorrowful melodies toch the depth of your soul. Both screams and deep growl dig out the despair in their hearts. 5songs/65minutes of doom with the melancholy of rusted life!
Finnish funeral doom Profetus's 1st album "Coronation of the Black Sun"(2009) and 1st demo "Saturnine"(2007) reissue is out now! All tracks are remastered by Dan Lowndes from Resonance Sound Studio. Slow drumming guide you to the realm of the children of Saturn, sorrowful melodies combined with crushing power chords bring gloomy atmosphere, and the growling poet will lead you to the hall of coronation! The doomed codex are now dug up from the tomb in the bleak lakeside and see the light of the day again!
In 2007, Imindain released 1st album "...And the Living Shall Envy the Dead" through Weird Truth Productions. In 2009, they released split CD with French doom/daeth Ataraxie, "Bethlehem Bastarde" as a tribute to German dark metal master "Bethlehem". After the release of the split, they had went on hiatus for some years. Finally in 2017, they came back with new EP "The Enemy of Fetters and Dweller in the Woods" as their final breath. Deep growling vocal and sorrowful clean vocal. Melancholic melodies and intense doom/death riffs. Combining light and darkness, they crafted mournful requiem of doom/death. Including the cover of mighty diSEMBOWELMENT.
3rd album of French extreme doom/death. Their previous album "Deceived Idealism" was double CD album, which contained 6 songs. This album is also double CD, which contains 4 doomed hymns over 90 minutes! Extremely slow suffocating rhythm accompanied by crushing doomed low freqency. Hypnotic minimalistic riffs with eerie harmonies. Deep growling and hysteric screams. They are still walking on the same doomed path of "Deceived Idealism". They are walking into much darker and bleaker realm of extreme doom/death!
Ukraine doom metal band Crypt of Silence's 2nd album "Awareness Ephemera"is out now!
SOL / Begräbnis split CD is out now! Danish doom/drone band Sol and Japanese industrial/ambient doom Begräbnis share a sliver disc to spread their darkest haunting sounds!
11 years after the release of their 2nd album "The Noise of Time", Hong Kong extreme doom/death master Hyponic finally unleash their 3rd album "前行者" to the doomed land in thwie 20th anniversary year. There are a lot of absurdities, injustice in this world of mortal life. This album shows us the vast darkness of our society.
The music on this album is in the same filed of extreme doom/death which you can find on their previous album, nihilistic doomed riffs, subtle melancholic melodies, and gloomy atmospheric ambient parts. Perhaps, funeral doom/death is the easiest word to describe their music, but their unique ambient guitar works and song writing is much more than that. Feel the darkest depth of human absurdities.
2nd album of Japanese extreme doom. This release will be the first appearance of their new bass player Ryo Amamiya after the departure of founding member, Nobuyuki Sento.
Following the path of their previous melodic and tranquil slow doom album "dense fog”, they added various experimentations into their song writing - for example, one of the songs is written in "Rondo" format traditionally used on classical composition. These new attempts have made their music become much more dramatic and complex.
Tremendous agony in which we suffer on our transient mortal life; feeling of loss, endless sorrow, sense of emptiness and remorse. This album is dedicated to the voiceless dead who had returned to the tranquil ocean with mortal agony.
In Darkness We Are Doomed vol.5 - funeral moth - transience release gig, March 13th 2016 at Shimokitazawa Studio BAYD