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Review: Mourning Beloveth - A Disease For the Ages
Mourning Beloveth
A Disease For the Ages

Label: Grau Records
Year released: 2008
Duration: 55:56
Tracks: 5
Genre: Doom/Death

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: May 16, 2008
Reviewed by: Pagan Shadow
Readers Rating
A Disease For the Ages


Well, it's been a long time since I've heard anything from Mourning Beloveth. To be more precise, it was late 2002 when I reviewed Dust. Back then, I really enjoyed the heavier sounding version of My Dying Bride, which was the best way I could describe their music.

A Disease For the Ages is the band's latest and 4th release. It is said to be "combining the organic feel of Dust with the density of The Sullen Sulcus and some experimentation of A Murderous Circus." Having not heard the last two, I can't really compare, but I don't agree with the experimental aspect mentioned, since this new work is far from having that edge. Down to the ground melodic Doom/Death Metal is what this album is all about. Slow, bone crushing, somewhat simple and repetitive in most of its parts. Not bad or really boring as such, just nothing outstanding to discover. You won't hear anything new on this disc, nothing fancy or electronics either, including keyboards. Stripped to the basic type of Doom/Death metal wrapped in an intense and heavy wall of sound. Some overly clean vocals with an annoying Power/ Heavy Metal touch is inappropriately used, but at least that doesn't last too long. Contrastingly, great growls are Doom to the bone, and way more fitting in the musical scenery.

My favorite tracks are the last two tracks; the super heavy "The Burning Man" and "Poison Beyond All".

Other related information on the site
Review: A Murderous Circus (reviewed by 4th Horseman)
Review: Dust (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
Interview with bassist Adrian Butler on August 15, 2001 (Interviewed by Michel Renaud)
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