|Fall Of The Idols, are a five piece hailing from Finland, a country that is well known for producing top notch doom. Usually, when one thinks of Finnish doom, funeral doom masters Skepticism, and Thergothon come to mind. Fall of the Idols, however, is not funeral doom. Their sound is more a mix of traditional, and epic doom.|
This EP has a nice blend of styles in its five tracks... they tend to range from mid-tempo, rockers, to somewhat gothic sounding slabs of doom. Indeed, third track, 'Lament' reminded me quite heavily of mid-period My Dying Bride, especially in the guitar riffing. Of course, it is also very evident that the similarity is just a coincidence, and not a sign of influence. Other than that, I could hear a very strong Mirror Of Deception influence, with epic moments that remind very much of Candlemass.
It is very evident that Fall Of The Idols are influenced by the 80s traditional doom masters. What is nice about them, however, is that they manage to blend all of these influences, without sounding like a 'paint by number' version of these bands. All of the songs on this EP stand on their own. Fans of epic, and traditional doom should certainly give Fall Of The Idols a listen. For more information, please see:
[edit by admin.: The old website is disbanded. Here's a link to the new one: http://www.falloftheidols.com]
1. Vile Matters
4. Crawl Back In My Hole
Duration : Approx. 22 minutes
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