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Novembers Doom : For Every Leaf That Falls

After being dropped by their first label, Novembers Doom had more then a little trouble getting signed again. These troubles ended up in them releasing this self produced Mcd, of course in the hope of getting signed again. Fortunately for the Doomed community, they did indeed score a record label and this Mcd became sort of a collector's item (it was only available through the band).

The 3 songs portray Novembers Doom doing what they do best; playing European influenced romantic death-Doom. It is clear that Novembers Doom gets its influence from bands like My Dying Bride and Co. But though the combination of the female vocals by Cathy Jo and the male grunts/clean vocals by Paul Kuhr they do offer a variety not often heard. Of course the male vs. Female vocals are almost a cliché these days within the Gothic-metal community. But not only was Novembers Doom doing this long before most other bands; musically they have no ties to bands like Theatre of Tragedy or Sins of Thy Beloved: they play Doom! Also on these 3 songs most of Cathy Jo's work is limited to atmospheric "oooh'ing" and the occasional "aaaahaaa'ing", while Paul tackles the lyrics.

People who own the follow-up release, 'Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers', will probably have noticed that all 3 songs of this Mcd are also featured there. The songs however, are not 100% identical. These versions are slightly harder and heavier. But I doubt most people will truly notice this. At least the differences are not big enough for you to now quickly surf to Ebay and putting down a massive amount of cash for this release. You can be quite content with the versions on 'Of Sculptured Ivy and Stone Flowers'.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. For Every Leaf that Falls
2. The Jealous Sun
3. Dawn Breaks

Duration : Approx. 18 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Aldo Quispel
Forever Autumn
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