Album Review DOOMED Anna

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DOOMED “Anna”

Solitude Productions

Finally I found a strong candidate for my list of best releases I reviewed in 2017, although this album is from 2016.  I can describe this like a step forward of death/doom metal genre, as this is forged in real obscured and oppressive atmospheres, but fueled by huge progressive elements and high octane sections, with music skills and good taste.

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Album Review SOIJL Endless Elysian Fields

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SOIJL “Endless Elysian Fields”

Solitude Productions

Great! This sounds deep and colossal, like the entrance to hell. Formed in Karlskrona, Sweden, in 2008, this is supposed to be a solitaire project of Mattias Svensson, who has been part of bands like Saturnus, Istapp and Vanmakt.

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Album Review HELLLIGHT Journey Through Endless Storms

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HELLLIGHT “Journey Through Endless Storms”

Solitude Productions

These Brazilian guys have been active since 1996 or something, and this is my first encounter with their work. On the fifth full length album they made clear that they have funeral-doomed riffs inside the veins.

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Album Review OKTOR Another Dimension of Pain

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OKTOR “Another Dimension of Pain”

Solitude Productions

This album is surrounded by a quite peculiar dark atmosphere. If you ask me, I’m not very into the so called funeral doom metal. Although I admit that some bands make a great work in literally painful tunes, and distressing guitar lines.

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Album Review MY LAMENT Sorrow

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MY LAMENT “Sorrow”

Solitude Productions

This is not a very prolific band but I must say that almost all material I’ve heard from them is quite good and solid. Formed in 2002 these Belgian musicians are into the roads of doom/death metal combining atmospheric elements with aggressive sections and clean vocals.

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