December 30, 2008

Mourning Beloveth - Dust

Band/artist - Mourning Beloveth
Genre(s) - Doom metal
Origin - Ireland
Album - Dust
Year of release - 2000

Mourning Beloveth are a bit more orthodox than the previous few death-doom bands I uploaded. Especially Dust, their debut, is very much in line with the British tradition, most of all My Dying Bride in their classic period. That's not to say these Irishmen's music is uninteresting - would this album be here if it was? It's full of good melodies and the progressions in the songs come quite naturally. They manage to create a credible atmosphere without the help of keyboards. I remember the tracks Dust and Autumnal Fires especally fondly. The former has a crushing "chorus" twice somewhere in the middle of the tracks and from the first one on continues in variations on that same theme. The latter song starts out with a wonderful, emotionally strained melody and there are more exquisite moments that cost too much space to mention. Doom by the book, but what's wrong with that?
  1. The mountains are mine
  2. In mourning my days
  3. Dust
  4. Autumnal fires
  5. All hope is pleading
  6. It almost looked human
  7. Sinistra
  8. Forever lost emeralds
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