|Review: Innzmouth - Lovecraft's Dreams|
Label: Nihilistic Winter
Year released: 2012
Genre: Funeral Doom
Review online: July 2, 2012
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
This is an interesting slab of Lovecraftian Funeral Doom, which is almost its own genre by now. The main guy in this two-man project is a Syrian dude called "Demon of Darkness" who does vocals, bass, drum programming, and I assume songwriting. The other guy is a US guitar player calling himself "Reverend John Hex". I don't know how these guys got together, but the result is this debut album of sludgy, crawling Funeral Doom.
These days, a lot of Funeral Doom can be very keyboardy and melodic, but this is almost all guitar-driven, and thus it comes across as much darker and bleaker than more orchestral stuff like Ea or Colosseum. Murky, reverbed-to-hell riffs shudder forth over an abyss of dark atmosphere and hateful gargling vocals. There is nothing new here, but for Funeral Doom of a Lovecraftian bent, this is more than good enough. Solid but not revolutionary.
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