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Dusk Ov Shadows : Death As A Saviour

Two of Matt Zuchowski's projects, Funerary Dirge and Dusk Ov Shadows, started out as being remarkably alike. But the two bands are now moving apart. Funerary Dirge seems to be going in an atmospheric direction and Dusk Ov Shadows is, on this demo, moving towards a harsher style of ambient funeral doom.

The similarities between the two bands is still striking however. Especially because of the minimalistic piano. And despite being a harsher release than 'Methods To Madness', it's surprisingly peaceful. This fits the name of the demo very well. 'Death As A Saviour' is another way of saying that sometimes the only way to find comfort is after life has passed. But as always, death as well as the demo, are quite a sombre experience. It's not something you want to sit down and take your life to, but it's really hard to keep a good mood while listening to this.

'Death As A Saviour' is even more minimalistic than it's predecessor 'Methods To Madness', but is still clearly a result of the experimentations that took place in it. The slow dirges and the aforementioned piano is still present in much the same way that it was before. Slow, lamenting and sometimes quite cold.

As with most of Matt Zuchowski's releases, this is out for free on the project's SoundClick page together with the previous demo. Anyone into ambient funeral doom would do well to check this out. It's seldom that you get good releases for free you know.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Nightmare (intro)
2. A Pure Form Of Agony
3. The Slumbering Forest
4. Contempt (part I)
5. The Silent, And The Dead
6. Contempt (part II)

Duration : Approx. 35 minutes

Visit the Dusk Ov Shadows bandpage.

Reviewed on 09-02-2006 by Arnstein Petersen
Hate Your Guts Records
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