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Absence

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Absence

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Release Date: 2010
Label: Self Released
Genre: Death, Doom
1. Amidst Nocturnal Silence
2. Vital Lie
3. Enlighten The Darkness
4. Yearn
5. A Traitor's Kiss
6. Lament, In F# Minor
7. The Utter Void

Review by Anna on September 29, 2010.

Where did I put my noose? I almost died of depression listening to this album just to write this review. That should tell you this is some heart-heavy, mournful shit. This is definitely some of the best Death/Doom available. Totally undid all the “progress” I made lately. Now I have no choice but to expose myself to sunlight and Reggae music for the next few days in order to recover. Watch some cooking shows or something.

This album has a texturally rich sound, pleasing riffs, and good song-writing- it’s simply quite beautiful. Though maybe it’s cause I couldn’t process it anymore but towards the end I felt it was a bit long-winded. Agony becomes an endless stream of undeserved whining with some of these bands, the best example being Swallow The Sun, whose early sound can be heard here. I also felt at some parts that the music did a little too much “explaining”.

But- all that doesn’t matter. Bottom line is, this is a good album. Check this out if you love Death/Doom.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 9
Atmosphere: 9.5
Production: 9
Originality: 8.5
Overall: 9

Rating: 9 out of 10