Negative Megalomania ItalyCountry Of Origin: Italy
Forgotten Tomb - Negative Megalomania

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A Dish Best Served Cold
No Rehab (Final Exit)
Negative Megalomania
The Scapegoat
Blood And Concrete

Type: Full-Length
Release Date: 2007
Label: Avantgarde Music
Categories: Black, Doom

MetalBite Review by Krys on 2/25/2007
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