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Skepticism new album "Companion" (2021) / 30th anniversary 
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Finnish Funeral Doom pioneers Skepticism celebrate their 30th anniversary with the release of their sixth full length album “Companion”. Released on the 24th of September 2021 via Svart Records, “Companion” takes the listener on a journey from Skepticism’s gloomy past through to a monument of a band that has weathered their liturgy for 3 decades of mournful service. On “Companion”, Skepticism further refine their signature sound to engulf the listener in a cavernous heavy wall of organ and guitars laid to rest under an ominous cascade of hammering drums.
The first single “Calla” is a story of longing and closure told in the language of Skepticism’s sorrowful and lamenting vocabulary.




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much to the dismay of d-m personnel, they opted not to record live again :p the lead-off vid is not what I expected, but I liked it... sounds like my autumn soundtrack sorted :) \m/


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I was very disappointed by the first track - it feels totally uninspired, fast and aggressive. They try to keep their signature slightly muffled and soft sound intact while including modern sounding guitars that are simply awful and bland; as if they try to open their music for a wider audience which results in taking the worst from both worlds and a completely pointless track. It's so far removed from anything "sorrowful and lamenting" that the label promo words sound more like a joke. Possibly worst thing I've heard from them, not counting the stupid live album.


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I share the same opinion: it's terribly forced and simply hideous. Everything falls flat, even the grunted vocals sound super weak and artificial. An idol has fallen for good it seems.

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I liked the slow intro and then... :O

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That track is killer! Bring on the album!


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Extremely disappointing...

I think skepticism lost it after Aes.. Farmakon era was little bit different..
I surprisingly enjoyed Ordeal despite my general hate of live albums.. but the songs were really good.. and the sound quality for a live album was very good.


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You folks can be such a tough crowd to please sometimes. :p I enjoy the new track and find the more aggressive doom/deathy tempo to be refreshing. Looking forward to hearing the rest.

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The sunlight between curtains and leaves blinds me, the heat burns me, this monumental music deafens me - that‘s real summer feeling!

p. s.: Summer for 30 years now - congratulations!

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