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Sorrow : Forgotten Sunrise

Sorrow was one of the earliest bands to play doom/death, following diSEMBOWELMENT and Winter right behind in their footsteps. They started out under the name Apparition in 1988 but changed to the current right before releasing 'Forgotten Sunrise'. This is indeed the old school of doom/death and with it you'll find just what you expect. Chugging riffage, high paced sections, growls, Celtic Frost elements and pure aggression. Of course, this means that some modern doomsters might think that Sorrow isn't as "doomy" as a doom metal band should be. Indeed, proto doom/death is a label which does describe the music well.

'Forgotten sunrise' was supposed to be a full-length release according to the booklet. Unfortunately, the vocalist and bassist Andy Marchione was involved in an accident and so the recording process had to be ended there. While mentioning the accident. Apparently the album is dedicated to a Lisa Thompson who did not survive the accident. Despite being one heck of a brutal and grim band for its time the thanks list include a whole host of organizations to promote environmental protection (this includes a vegetarianism journal), human rights and anti-drug behaviour. They themselves have made the world a better place simply by gracing us all with some honest kick-ass metal.

'Forgotten Sunrise' is not that easy to get hold of. It'll pop up on eBay occationally, but you won't find it in any store. Even so, because it is a seriously underrated album, you can usually get it for less than $10. In my opinion this is definitely a release worth keeping an eye out for.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Awaiting the Savior
2. Eternally Forgotten
3. Curse the Sunrise
4. A Wasted Cry for Hope

Duration : Approx. 22 minutes.

Visit the Sorrow bandpage.

Reviewed on 19-10-2009 by Arnstein Petersen
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