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Funeral : Tristesse

A pretty bad sound quality, an almost unexistent distribution from an obscure label, extremely long, monotonous tracks (three tracks with a total duration of 39 minutes) and completely inaccesible vocals: those are probably the reasons why this work never became influential in the doom-metal genre, although it should have been.

'Tristesse' is one of the heaviest, most depressive and extreme doom-metal albums ever recorded. This Norwegian band made no efforts to facilitate the listening experience: this album bathes in misery, depression and desperation. The three songs clock at +10 minutes featuring monolithic, extreme doom-metal, with only some serene acoustic parts and some occasional guitar solo's that help a bit to endure the almost unbearable pain.

The band didn't use on this album the monotonous, cheerless female vocals they used in their second album 'Tragedies', but the low, depressive male vocals won't make you feel better neither.

In short: if you like extreme, monolithic funeral doom or if you are addicted to heaviness in genenal and you are one of the happy few that came across this album: don't hesitate to get it!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Thoughts of Tranquillity
2. A Poem for the Dead
3. Yearning for Heaven

Duration : Approx. 39 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
No God Only Pain
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