|Review: Profetus - As All Seasons Die|
|As All Seasons Die|
Label: Weird Truth Productions
Year released: 2014
Genre: Funeral Doom
Review online: September 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
for:As All Seasons Die
Here's something suitable for those hot and sunny summer days...haha, just kidding.
Finland Funeral Doom masters Profetus have released their third full-length studio album, As All Seasons Die, on Japan's Weird Truth Productions (the vinyl version was released on Finland's Svart Records). Whenever you see "Funeral Doom Metal," you really don't expect to hear something that would make you think about the white sand coasts of Jamaica, do you?
As All Seasons Die continues safely and confidently down the same deep, dark and sepulchral path Profetus followed on their previous album, ...to Open the Passages in Dusk. Profetus' ultra-slow, "stop-my-heart"-type of Funeral Doom Metal is minimal but still has a lot of oppressive, crushing atmosphere that squeezes everything in its radius into one pitch-black and bottomless pit. This stuff is not for everyone and is meant for certain listening circumstances. The best way to experience this disc is on a dark autumn/winter night, alone in some quiet place and with headphones on. Make sure you have banished all suicidal or hopelessly depressive feelings from your mind and rid the surrounding area of any sharp objects. It's hard to write positive things about a release that has so much negative energy behind it. That said, when it comes to well-crafted Funeral Doom Metal, like As All Seasons Die, the negative can actually be positive, at least in the right state of mind.
As All Seasons Die is meant to be digested by fans of Skepticism, Thergothon and Mournful Congregation. Simply said, this stuff is Funeral Doom done right.
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