|Review: Funeral Circle - Funeral Circle|
Label: Shadow Kingdom Records
Year released: 2013
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: October 17, 2015
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Rated 3.9/5 (78%) (10 Votes)
Debut for this Canadian Doom band, out on the underground Shadow Kingdom Records. The first thing that will strike you is how weakly this is recorded, to the point where you have to turn your sound up by about half to hear it at a normal volume. Other than that the production is decent, with enough heaviness to be satisfying. The band has a good singer in Jeremy Hannigan, who has a great tone reminiscent of Simon Matravers of the classic era of Solstice. Sadly, Hannigan has since left the band, so I don't know where they are now, vocal-wise.
The songwriting on here is good, if not great. The band tends to drag a bit more than their music can properly sustain, though they do conjure up a nice, dark mood. It's hard to judge this, because while it has all the ingredients I look for in Doom, I find it hard to pay attention to it all the way through, so overall I have to say the songwriting is a little weak. Still, a band to watch.
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