| I can best describe this album by referring to the song title of the last track: 'Towards the Emptiness'. 'Symphony I: Deep Dark Red' is just that, it is a slow -and very painful- road towards the emptiness. If you like your music uncomfortable, minimalistic and filled with despair, read on.|
Some people might describe this as more dark-wave then metal, but UDOM. in fact offers ultra slowed down Doom-metal. Think Skepticism, but slower and more wavey. It seems like everything on this album has just been written with one destination in mind; despair, sorrow, pain…. Emptiness. There is not one joyful note to be found on this album.
'Symphony I: Deep Dark Red' leaves you feeling exhausted and crushed. There are no moments of hope on this album, the world is nothing but pain, misery and nothing good will ever come from it. Life is a prison we must endure, a personal mental hell, all this life can ever offer you is emptiness and pain. This is a soundtrack to a mental breakdown in progress. If you aren't suffering from one before you put this CD on, you will by the time it is over. Such is its power.
Unless you are an experienced Skepticism fan, I think I actually need to post a warning in this review. This will crush you, this will remove any faint hopes left in your life. It will make you a suicide case waiting to happen. This album will lead you towards despair and emptiness. If you're ready for that, then I urge you to get this demo and be on your way towards the emptiness.
1. Silent Dreams
2. They Never Hope
3. In The Light of Dying Summer
4. Never Again
5. Careless, Painless, Far Away
6. Towards the Emptiness
Duration : Approx. 57 minutes
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