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Quick introductory interview.

Interview with Mournspire.
1. Who are you and how did the band get started?

Mournspire - we are a two-man doom metal project who once led a progressive death metal band for 8 years. Over many stouts and ales, we decided as huge doom metal fans that we should put together a project and write our favorite aspects of the doom metal genres. Five years later, we are releasing our first full-length doom metal album.

2. Why did you choose Doom, and how would you describe your style?

Doom is the perfect catharsis for relieving all things hopeless. The genre evokes all that we fear that might happen to us or our loved ones, or some things that already have. We believe writing about our anxieties gives it a name, allowing us to overcome them.

Our style of doom focuses on structure and songwriting. Heavy drumming and crushing riffs amidst a brooding, orchestral backdrop. Soaring leads and solos to pique the guitar lover’s interest. Screams and clean vocals that harmonize along the music; emoting our heartbreaking thoughts. Though we utilize various orchestral instruments, we do not classify ourselves as “symphonic”. They merely serve the song’s mood and weight.

3. What would you consider to be the high point of your career so far?

We released our first album on November 10th, 2017--this is our first milestone.

4. Which three bands most influenced you?

Mournful Congregation, Doom:VS, Swallow the Sun.

5. What are your plans for the near future?

For now, our focus is getting our music out there, particularly within the doom metal community. We’d of course like to reach as many people as we can, as we put a great deal of effort into this album and we’re eager to share our creation.

Visit the Mournspire bandpage.

Interviewed on 2018-01-14 by doom-metal.com.
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