|Two years have passed, but Lord Grief remains the same. Nothing about the musical arrangement has changed since 'The Ancient Path'. The tracks are no worse and no better on this second demo than on the first. This means that everyone who has the first demo knows exactly what is coming and already knows whether they like this one or not.|
Lord Grief is not really a project name, but an artist name since this is the solo project of a guy calling himself Lord Grief. The deep vocals are in accord with the name. They remain superhuman while no majesty or joy can be detected. It really does resemble the mourning god.
It might strike some of you as odd that one of the tracks is in Russian, especially since the grieving master comes from Boston, MA, USA. 'Я Вас Любил' (pronounced "ja vas ljubil") is a poem by Russian author Alexander Sergeevich Puskin and means "I loved you". With the mournful music it's not hard to understand where this is leading. The title of the demo is, after all 'An Abyss of Loss'...
Whether or not remaining the same is a negative trait or not, I'll leave to the listener to decide. I really liked the first demo a lot and while I was hoping for some progress, I'm still very satisfied with the sound of this. Because of the short duration of both demos, the amount of music is no more than would have been on a single full length anyways. As in my last review of him, I will recommend those who like melodic funeral doom to check him out if you haven't already.
1. Trust in Misery
2. Я Вас Любил
3. Death of Agony
4. The Forgotten Legends
Duration : Approx. 27 minutes
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