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Negative Megalomania

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Negative Megalomania

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Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Black, Doom
1. A Dish Best Served Cold
2. No Rehab (Final Exit)
3. Negative Megalomania
4. The Scapegoat
5. Blood And Concrete

Review by Krys on February 25, 2007.

This must be one of the most interesting releases I've heard in a while. Suicidal black doom metal is probably the best description to Forgotten Tomb's style but in no way this tag can give you the full picture of their sound. At the root you have heavy, melancholic doom with some My Dying Bride's overtones. On top of that those five Italians lay an amazing Katatonia like, lead guitar work that is so diverse and colorful that it can make more famous Swedes jealous. The only black references are blast parts and Herr Morbid's harsh vocals and even those are mixed with good dose of clean parts that give this record another dimension not found on their previous releases. Another thing worth mentioning is crisp and clear production that makes those on average 11 minutes tracks pleasure to listen to form first note to last. "Negative Megalomania" shatters the boundaries of black and doom metal and if you let it pass you'll miss on one of the best releases of 2007. This is not leaving my CD player for a while.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 10
Originality: 9
Production: 9
Overall: 9

Rating: 9.2 out of 10