Friday, January 26, 2018

LP Review: "There Was Death" by My Silent Wake

There Was Death
There are few things in this world that are uniquely American.

The big one though, is Thanksgiving. That holiday is wholly American and didn't exist anywhere else before the Pilgrims celebrated it way back when.

Over the centuries, it has escaped our greedy claws and landed elsewhere...Canada...I'm looking at you.

The traditions are also wholly American...gluttony, over abundance, etc, but even with all of that, it's still my personal favorite holiday.

If you're wondering why, it's because it's the only holiday that I'm permitted to host and I absolutely love cooking a giant spread. Years ago I'd hold Friendsgivings as well, because, my circle worked retail and retail workers don't always get to spend time with their families as they'd like.

My Silent Wake
Gothic/Doom Metallers, My Silent Wake, remind me of a spread put out for Thanksgiving.

Every year, we struggle to fit all of the dishes on the buffet table.

Then there's the part of us that wants to eat it all, but we all know we simply can't and that before we've really sated ourselves, it'll be time to clear out of the dining room.

There Is Death features a veritable smorgasbord of doom metal. There's really no stopping it.

There's progressive doom metal, funeral doom metal, blackened doom metal, and even some totally metal keyboard riffs that make those guitars just pop. Listening to this album the first time is like looking down that buffet table.

How is it possible to consume everything you've put out for us? This album is huge and thick. It took seconds to really appreciate just how massive this album is.

After listening to it four times before putting pen to paper, it was finally time to say, this album is a masterwork that everyone needs to hear, even if I can't tell you everything about it right now.

We'll still be talking about this in six months....there's too much to digest straight away.

Release: 2/16/18
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Minotauro Records

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