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Mourning Beloveth : Autumnal Fires

The second demo tape of Irish doomsters Mourning Beloveth contains three tracks of epic doom/death metal. Last track 'Autumns Fires in Somnolent Harmony' is featured on the demo mCD 'Dust' where it is renamed to 'Autumnal Fires'. In comparison to the 1996 demo tape, both sound and song quality have improved a lot.

The heavy twin guitars sound very brutal, yet intense. Some acoustic guitar parts add variation. The first two songs end with a piano outro, but just like on the first demo, tape keyboards are not used during the entire album. There is more difference in vocals this time too: normal singing, but with passion, is being used to complement the death grunts.

And here we can already see where the greatness of the 2000 demo CD is coming from. With the difference that the mid tempo pace of the tracks on this tape will be taken down to really doomy standards on the CD. This time, lyrics are included, and we can read stories about unreachable love in rich vocabulary.

This release is the first with the same full stable five-piece line-up as on the demo CD. And it sounds as a good and solid line-up. Let's hope this band will not be facing the same problem with so many other doom bands: more line-up changes than albums released. With a little luck this band can grow and release some great works of doom.

Reviewer's rating: Unrated


Tracklist :
1. Forever Lost Emeralds
2. A Haunting Vision (this obsequious dream)
3. Autumns Fires in Somnolent Harmony

Duration : Approx. 40 minutes

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Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Arnstein H. Pettersen
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