|Review: Black Wreath - A Pyre of Lost Dreams|
|A Pyre of Lost Dreams|
Label: Head Not Found
Year released: 2009
Genre: Funeral Doom
Review online: February 28, 2010
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:A Pyre of Lost Dreams
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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