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Mistress of the Dead : I Know Her Face from the Tombstone

Mistress of the Dead has birthed 'Weeping Silence of the Dead's dizygotic twin.

The demo of 'I Know Her Face from the Tombstone' was released in 2006, right about the same time as 'Weeping Silence of the Dead'. These two releases sound so alike that they might as well have been released as a 2CD set. Both consist of somber, dirging, atmospheric funeral doom with strong musical connections to Until Death Overtakes Me and Skepticism; they are both as bleak and depressive as human emotions come. However, if I had to point out any differences, then I'd say 'I Know Her Face...' has a slightly stronger tendency towards loudness and even more obscured vocals. It's as if this album contains an additional, yet lesser, influence from Tyranny's 'Tides Of Awakening'. But, to nail in my point, that is as divided as the two albums ever get.

I cannot find a single reason why I should recommend this album instead of 'Weeping Silence of the Dead', or vice versa for that matter. But that doesn't mean I don't recommend them. On the contrary, if you're into utterly depressive funeral doom that is as apathetic and monotone as death itself, then Mistress of the Dead has what you want. It just doesn't matter which dizygotic twin you buy.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. I Know Her Face from the Tombstone
2. Embracing Silent Death
3. Only Ashes and Remembrance
4. Tragical Smell of Grave Flowers (...is weeping for your death...)

Duration : Approx. 65 minutes.

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Reviewed on 2011-01-09 by Arnstein H. Pettersen
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