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Review: Fecund Betrayal - Depths That Buried the Sea
Fecund Betrayal
Depths That Buried the Sea

Label: Metallic Media
Year released: 2012
Duration: 72:07
Tracks: 7
Genre: Funeral Doom


Review online: April 27, 2013
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 1/5 (20%) (1 Vote)

Dang, I think Metallic Media sent me every damn album they ever released. Anyway. This is a Funeral Doom album by a band from Illinois of all places. I like the look of the CD case, the title and song titles - I'm always up for some vaguely Lovecraftian-looking stuff.

The music here is OK - that's the best I can give it. The sound is thin, so there's not the real crushing weight I like in Funeral Doom. The melodies are tense and drawn-out, so that works, and the mood is very gloomy and dark. A lot of the vocals are just kind of intoned, which seems like it would be cool, but it's not that well done. The growls are appropriately deep-throated and arcane. A real problem this band has is that they can't stay on time, and the songs seem to speed up and slow down randomly as they go along. Dudes need to invest in a drum machine or a damned metronome, because that is some distracting shit.

I like this okay, but it's not all that good. This band has the right idea, and with more work they could produce something worth hearing. As it is this is just a curiosity.

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