THE INCUBUS OF KARMA
OSMOSE DOWN UNDER FUNERAL DOOM CREW BREAK THEIR SEVEN-YEAR CURSE
It’s been about four years since the last release by these Australians, and a massive seven since their last full-length – plenty of time for you to have got all those happy thoughts out of your head in preparation. Mournful Congregation have long had a knack for writing achingly melancholic and solemn works in a classic funeral doom style, while still managing to sound fresh and relevant. Of course, with 15-22-minute tracks, you’ll definitely need a taste for the band’s exercises in heaviness, but once again the impressive and emotive musicianship adds another layer to proceedings. Complex meandering guitars and clean synths draw the listener further in during the instrumental passages, lulling you into a false sense of security in time for the big, slow, fuzzy riffs and deep immersive vocals of the more crushing and minimal passages.
FOR FANS OF: EVOKEN, THERGOTHON, PANTHEIST