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Sown are the seeds of doom. That's right freaks, it's time for some doom metal. Up till this point I have primarily been sharing soundtracks to horror films, but I would like to take the time to share a few of my favorite bands with a penchant for the dark side. In addition to doom metal I will focus on a few of my favorite deathrock/horror punk albums, and maybe even an old school black metal album or two.
First up is one of the best doom metal groups to come out of Finland within recent years, Fall of the Idols. Fall of the Idols hail from Tornio, Finland. They formed in 2000, and went on to release their first demo, the appropriately titled "Demo2002", in 2002. It would be nearly four years later before the group released their first full length album "The Womb of the Earth" on I Hate Records in 2006. I was given permission to post this album almost two years ago, but I have a bad habit of trying to establish a flow with my selections here, and unfortunately this almost didn't happen to fit in with what I was doing at the time. However, I can't think of a better time to post this than now, as some of you may be a bit more receptive with it being close to Halloween and all. I can't think of many other doom metal albums that would be more perfect for the occasion.
When it comes to metal my decision on whether I keep or discard an album tends to live and die by the vocalist. There are plenty of bands that can deliver the crushing sound of impending doom, however, many of these groups lack a vocalist that can compliment the sound. Fortunately Jyrki Hakomäki possesses one of the most gifted voices in the genre, displaying great range when the need arises. Most importantly though, his vocal style perfectly compliments the massive, ominous sound being generated by his bandmates. For those of you looking for a group with an unapologeticly dark sound with absolutely crushing riffs, this album is for you. As always, if you enjoy this please be sure to show your support by purchasing their albums/merchandise.
Lineup: Jyrki Hakomäki - Vocals Vesa Karppinen - Bass Rami Moilanen - Guitar Jouni Sihvonen - Guitar Tommi Turunen - Guitar Hannu Weckman - Drums
Year of Release: 2006 Label: I Hate Records Genre: Doom Metal Bitrate: 320kbps
Tracklist: 1. Sown Are The Seeds Of Doom 2. Atonement For The One 3. The Grand Act 4. Agonies Be Thy Children 5. Keep Wandering The Night 6. Ungodly Thirteen 7. The Walk 8. The Pathway