Mar De Grises' 2004 debut album The Tatterdemalion Express (Firebox Records) shows a hungry band that by no means played by the genre’s rules, combining diverse styles in order to create an inviting and unique trip through their deepest and most intense feelings: the bitter taste of Doom and the roughness of Death Metal intermingle together with the delicate sensibility of Post Rock and the versatility and dynamics of progressive symphonic metal, culminating in a chimera of their own. Unique and graceful soundscapes are introduced as yet another of the trademarks in their musical language which help to create exceptional and vibrant film-esque moods, where moving emotions emerge from overwhelming atmospheres.
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Mar De Grises' sophomore record shows a thicker and expansive sound compared to their debut. With captivating atmospheres and oneiric passages led by keyboards and synthesizers, it’s easy to be trapped by their gloomy trance, but the inclusion of their usual slab of melancholy and epic segments keeps the music heavy enough. One can say that these Chilean proggy doomsters had maintained the core of their sound but introduced distinct layers of investigation with a view to fill that water heart.
Aeonian Sorrow's debut album "Into The Eternity A Moment We Are" collected excellent reviews from media and fans, describing it as “an hour worth of slow-paced and miserable funeral doom music that you won´t forget”.
Long-running Greek death/doom troupe ON THORNS I LAY will unleash their eighth studio offering this spring 2018 titled Aegean Sorrow.
The stunning nine-track offering was captured at Devasoundz Studios by Fotis Benardo (Rotting Christ, Septic Flesh, etc.) and mixed and mastered at Unisound AB Studio by Dan Swanö (Edge Of Sanity, Bloodbath, Pan.Thy.Monium, Witherscape, etc.).
Easily among the most consuming records of their more than twenty-year career, Aegean Sorrow fuses seemingly clashing concepts of catchy melodies and an incessantly mournful ambiance throughout.
“Seeking Infinity” is a 60-minute cinematic journey through funeral doom landscapes. Those already familiar with the band, will be delighted by its twists and turns, presenting elements of brutal doom death metal and extreme blast beats, and turning with equal ease to ambient sounds, neofolk and post rock elements.
Recorded, mixed and engineered by drummer Daniel Neagoe (Shape of Despair, Clouds) and enhanced with the enchanting artwork of the band’s visual artist Cheryl, the album sounds and looks both modern and familiar.
It is sure to fill with nostalgia fans of old-school traditional funeral doom death, while also drawing to its mystical sound new followers for the years to come.
Bone color double vinyl in gatefold sleeve limited to 100 copies.
As one of the most highly acclaimed albums from media, worldwide fans, and included in several top 2018 album lists, Clouds third album “Dor” meant an even further peak of creativity in Daniel Neagoe´s cult band. This second entry includes a set of stellar main vocalists ranging from Witch Mountain´s Kayla Dixon, Sylvaine, Mihu Ilie (Abigail) to the contest winner Caleb Bergen (Sleepwalkers).
Black Vinyl Limited to 200 copies
Mercury Circle's 2020 debut EP “The Dawn of Vitriol” contains 5 tracks in more than 30 minutes ranging from synth/electro sounds to touching doom metal, without leaving aside catchy melodies no short of emotion that will please fans of Killing Joke, Anathema, Cathedral, Depeche Mode, The Gathering, Ulver or The Cure among others. Cover artwork was created by the renowned and prolific graphic designer and visual artist Kalle Pyyhtinen (Utudesign) and was mastered by Jaime Gómez Arellano at Orgone Studios.
with members of Swallow The Sun, To/Die/For