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doom metal was always a cradle of heaviness, inscrutable darkness and pitchy
filth of slowness. Nobody can deny that. It’s a fact since great classic bands
like Disembowlement , Thergothon and Skepticism laid foundations to the genre. There is something very deep and emotional
in this heavy music which passes through ear drums like an earthquake. Funeral
doom can be brutal and disturbing but at the same time also quite calming. Most
certainly – this music is not boring, as some anti-fans like to think. In this
review I will describe you one of the best funeral doom albums of the year.
Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome – Tyranny from Jarvenpaa.
Tyranny is a two person project from Finland whom
you may know from a band named Wormphlegm, which was interestingly mixing
various doom subgenres like sludge, drone and funeral doom. One of Tyranny’s
members is also a current member of a death metal band Corpsessed. Aeons in Tectonic
Interment isn’t the first album of the band. In 2005 they released their debut
– Tides of Awakening.It was a very
dark, brooding, haunting and extremely heavy album which set a high standard
for their next release.
seems these Finns don’t like long intros, so we are immediately taken to the
point. At the very beginning you are already surrounded by heaviness which will
make your vertebrae tremble. The production is quite good; dark, extremely
heavy, but also, surprisingly clear and atmospheric (probably the first thing
you will notice if you compare it to the debut album which sounded much rawer
and somewhat muddier). One could think the whole thing was recorded in a big
cathedral. This is the feeling I get while listening to the album. Tyranny’s
immense atmosphere and heaviness surrounds us from the first second and doesn’t
let go until the very end. Album’s nightmarish soundcapes make it great for
late night listening while reading something by H.P. Lovecraft. It’s
practically a soundtrack for his stories.
I don’t know what more I can say to recommend
you this album. This is probably the best album in funeral doom metal in the past
year (and there were some great albums released by Skepticism and Bell Witch).
I have a feeling I will spend many more nights listening to this masterpiece,
and hoping we won’t have to wait another ten years for next Tyranny album (although
it was definitely worth the wait).