Nightfell: The Living Ever Mourn 12"

Southern Lord Records


Debut LP from this new Portland project featuring Todd from Tragedy / His Hero Is Gone and Tim from Aldebaran/Mournful Congregation. If I had to choose one adjective to describe this record it would certainly be BLEAK. While I'm sure Tragedy fans can get down with this... after all, Todd's songwriting style is definitely apparent and there's something of Tragedy's epic sweep in nearly every track here, but it's sort of like they took away all of the catchier, more anthemic aspects of Tragedy and left all of the bleak dirginess. It's definitely more metal, leaning toward a kind of blackened doom sound, but there's a lot of Hellhammer's primitive, almost punk take on metal as well. Apparently this project came out of the members dealing with a bunch of tragedy and loss, and that definitely comes across in the music... it's the kind of record you listen to alone, in the dark, when you're pondering how much life sucks.

Tags: 10s black metal crust doom metal