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Review: Black Wreath - A Pyre of Lost Dreams
Black Wreath
A Pyre of Lost Dreams

Label: Head Not Found
Year released: 2009
Duration: 50:31
Tracks: 4
Genre: Funeral Doom

Rating: 4/5

Review online: February 28, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
Readers Rating
A Pyre of Lost Dreams

Rated 4.5/5 (90%) (2 Votes)

A strong Doom debut for this band from Denmark. Black Wreath are definitely in the vein of other Scandinavian bands like Fallen and Funeral, but with a sound that is more atmospheric and less bleak. Black Wreath do not focus exclusively on heaviness and crushing mood, but rather in the use of melody and pacing to create atmosphere. I was caught by the very first song, and even though the album does wander off into stagnant waters here and there, overall this is an enjoyable album that creates and sustains an ancient, gloomy feeling. Vocals are not really growls, but rather more intonations and whispers, and there are long stretches with no vocals at all. This is definitely a debut worth checking out.

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