When Death Comes
Review by JD on February 15, 2016.
Doom metal - a strong, ponderously fucking heavy beast that lurks the darkened forests of metal to stomp all other fake music under its booted heel. Yep, that is what it is all about in a few short words. But what about some funeral doom? It is ball busting!!
Linking a great collection of musicians together into a band that is from all across the world, Gallow God’s Riccardo Veronese and killer vocalist Rob Mura from URNA unleash a slow motion attack like no others could. Heavier than any normal doom act out there, they combine seismic delivered rumblings with a large progressive element as winding as any Dream Theatre masterpiece or as complex as some Rush songs. The result this band gets is simply more than amazing.
I was surprised at the level of melody Aphonic Threnody could get. Candlemass is based on melody, but this band sets it in stone. Long tracks carry the sombre mood wholly, and never once it gets monotonous. No track here is less that ten minutes in length, and yet it goes well. Songs like the nearly eighteen minute 'Death Obsession' to the bleak thirteen of 'The Children’s Sleep' seem to mournfully carry you along and happily you ride the funeral trip.
Simply put… slow motion stellar album done by musicians who together are the epitome of awesome. You may decide to simply forget this write-up but if you do, you're missing out on a album that even if you're not quite into the progginess of doom, will change your mind.
Rating: 9 out of 10