|My Shameful has, up until this release, been a two man band. Drummer Mark Napier joined during the recording sessions. Up to this point the drum tracks were always done by a drum machine; this time the drums are real and of seriously high quality.|
It is clear that My Shameful is influenced by fellow country-mates Dolorian. The simple, yet very emotional, riffage is probably the biggest similarity. The occasionally whispered vocals are also comparable to Dolorian's self-titled album. Last but not least, both bands share a powerful and intense feeling of zero hope and despair. In many ways, if Dolorian had ever played doom/death then it's very likely that they would sound like this.
This is in no way a copycat band though! The semi-growled and semi-whispered vocals which sound somewhat like they're burning, are totally unique to these guys. They also include pieces of music that sounds like what Anathema would sound like if they played funeral doom. Primarily the band is actually a mixture of doom/death and funeral doom, but as noted above, there are doom/black elements involved as well.
For those who instantly think of My Dying Bride when someone mentions doom/death then let it be known that this is a hideous, unforgiving and foul kind of music. There is absolutely nothing romantic about it. If My Dying Bride is the mourning lover who kneels before a grave, then this is the hopeless one who sits in a filthy back alley, taking an overdose of heroine in hope that it will end his misery.
Those of us who enjoy Dolorian, Thergothon, diSEMBOWELMENT and other similar creations of extreme doom/death, this is a release well worth buying. In fact, it's actually worth a little extra effort just to get hold of it. Just be warned, this music is in no way healthy for your soul.
1. ...Of Dust
2. And Waters Will Close
3. Your Darkness Shine
4. One Lost
5. I Found Nothing Sacred
6. These Empty Rooms
8. To Never Return
Duration : Approx. 56 minutes
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