|Reido is one of the artists on the young Russian label Solitude Productions, and this lengthy debut album is a good addition to their growing catalogue.|
This duo brings us funeral doom with an atmosphere that matches the artwork and the accompanying video, whcih is a very nice touch, by the way. 'F:all' conjures up a bleak urban wasteland with concrete rubble, crumpled steel, and a landscape made up of abandoned factories. The music is unforgiving and emotionless, mostly grey riffs, 'decorated' here and there by an electronic note, some spoken word, or a growl. This drab atmosphere is very intense, but at the same time, the downside of this otherwise good debut is that the album is a bit too long and contains too little variation to justify that length. That is, unless all this colourlessness is right up your alley, in which case it won't be too long at all.
Whichever way, 'F:all' is a good debut, which at times reminds one of Longing For Dawn or Reido's labelmates Intaglio. This is only for true funeral afficionados, though.
1. Zero Level Activity
2. Frozen Terror
3. I Am the Absolute Truth
5. Logical Collapse
Multimedia track: Zero Level Activity (video)
Duration : Approx. 70 minutes.
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