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Review: The Funeral Orchestra - Feeding the Abyss
The Funeral Orchestra
Feeding the Abyss

Label: Aftermath Music
Year released: 2003
Duration: 67:55
Tracks: 10
Genre: Funeral Doom


Review online: August 22, 2005
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.78/5 (75.56%) (9 Votes)

I liked TFO's demo "We Are The End", so I was looking forward to this one. TFO are an enigmatic band who play heavy, heavy Doom/Death in the vein of recent Runemagick (which is no shock, as Runemagick's Nicklas Rudolfsson is one of the band members.)

This disc includes all the tracks on the demo, plus new material. Some of the new material is just as good as the killer shit on the demo, some of it is not. As with the more recent Runemagick output, there is quite a bit of Ambient/Mood influence here, and it cuts into the running time of the heavy shit. Atmosphere is important to Doom, don't think I don't know that, but three minutes of whipcrack sound effects is really pushing it. Overall, however, I like this very well, and fans of slower Doom or Death Metal will doubtless enjoy this. This is not really Funeral Doom, as it lacks the essential ambience, and is more menacing than melancholy. But overall TFO create a crushing, brooding soundscape.

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