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The Liquescent Horror : A Funeral for Things Undying

This is some quite strange music; like an occult gothic cabaret where the crowd would be composed of cadaverous people drawn to a last dance by funerary, decadent dirges. Strange indeed are the slow pulsations of the drums and the sad melodies at the piano that sounds like a dusty 18th century harpsichord when it doesn't turn into a poor wannabe organ.

The eerie leads bear almost mischievous features that I can't hear without thinking of Polanski's Dance of the Vampires. This is dark and ironic, like the romantic metaphor of a dying world: creepy and shadowy. Bitter. And yet, behind that Funeral Doom veil - twisted gurgling growls, whispered vocals, misty, softly droning waves, heavy guitars - you have that omnipresent keyboard that sounds like an antic detuned piano, which inevitably, by its simplistic use, propels you in a dark gothic tale full of all sorts of deviant children, sardonic ghouls and other grotesque figures.

These images are so evident to me that I can only find the black and white photo of a stone angel on the cover to be a very poor translation of the rather chaotic realms The Liquescent Horror inhabits.

'A Funeral for Things Undying' is a convincing and original Funeral Doom album. I totally recommend it, of course.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Cold Skin and a Sense of Loss
2. The Dying Body, the Fleeting Soul
3. The Soul in Extremis
4. That Which Moves in Darkness
5. Parting the Flesh
6. The Slow Rot of a Dead Heart
7. Crawling Shadows
8. Perdition Beckons

Duration : Approx. 35 minutes.

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Reviewed on 18-12-2009 by Bertrand marchal
No God Only Pain
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