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Assumption : Mosaic of the Distant Dominion

The entire 21 minute demo of Assumption is an all too short taste of an absolutely exceptional Funeral Death Doom band.

Assumption's EP ‘Mosaic of the Distant Dominion’ is an epic exercise in Death Doom. With soul crushing riffs, a rhythm section that consistently outdoes itself, and a vocalist who sounds like he rose from the very depths of hell, this is one killer release. I have to say, from the first few moments of opening track 'A Suspended Commemoration' , I was hooked on this new Italian band. They easily draws to mind comparisons with one of my favourite Extreme Doom bands: Evoken. With a similar tempo on most songs to Evoken's Antithesis of Light, once can easily see where this band learned their craft.

The album starts out with opening track 'A Suspended Commemoration', an eerie reminder of everything that's fundamentally wrong with existence. The overall feeling of this track is one of doom, of eternal torment, pain, decay. Following it is 'Deity', which draws to mind visions of losing one's self in their own inner darkness. The lyrics further expound on this, seemingly drawing on simultaneously nihilistic and consciousness expanding themes. 'Choir #4' is the most mellow of the tracks, sounding like something one would hear during the opening of a Zen Buddhist service. This EP wraps up with the mournful and crushing ‘Mosaic of the Distant Dominion', and leaves me begging for more, the entire 21 minute release being an all too short taste of an absolutely exceptional Funeral Death Doom band.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. A Suspended Commemoration
2. Deity
3. Choir #4
4. Mosaic of the Distant Dominion

Duration : Approx. 21 minutes

Visit the Assumption bandpage.

Reviewed on 2012-02-23 by Samantha Deschaine
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