|Review: Abstract Spirit - Tragedy and Weeds|
|Tragedy and Weeds|
Label: Solitude Productions
Year released: 2009
Genre: Funeral Doom
Review online: January 4, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Tragedy and Weeds
Rated 3.63/5 (72.5%) (8 Votes)
I liked this band's last album, the brooding Liquid Dimensions Change, but I have to admit this one is not getting my rocks off. Funeral Doom is very dependent on atmosphere, and I just can't get caught up in this album. This is slow, and heavy, and has some really arresting passages, but too much of it is just bland, without any real musical ideas besides being slow. The one place where they really do something new, the closing track "Sepulchral Winter", they added these backing horns that are horrendously out of tune, playing hideous off-key blats and bleats that make the song actively painful to sit through. Maybe it was an attempt to evoke something disturbing or nightmarish, but there is a fine line between making something uncomfortable and making it unlistenable. This is not a bad album, but it is not as good as the last one.
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