Funeral Doom

Full Album Stream: Shades of Deep Water – ‘Death’s Threshold’

July 17, 2019

Finnish solo funeral doom project Shades of Deep Water crosses Death’s Threshold on their new LP.

Video Premiere: Amarok – ‘Devoured’

June 3, 2019

What do Amarok, break dancing and Bell Witch have in common? Find out by watching the new video for “Devoured.”

Album Review: Evoken – “Hypnagogia”

November 5, 2018

Evoken unleash their first concept album with Hypnagogia.

Interview: Vouna’s Yianna Bekris on Her Creative Process, Wolves in the Throne Room and the Impact of Environment

October 30, 2018

Vouna discusses working with Wolves in the Throne Room to release her first LP and streams the opening track, “A Place to Rest.”

Q&A With Evoken’s Vince Verkay: New Album Pressures, Touring Plans

October 26, 2018

“That pressure is always there when writing a new album. It’s pressure that’s self-imposed… I would be VERY alarmed if that concern melted away.”

Full EP Stream: Apneica – ‘Tra Rocce e Cortecce’

October 12, 2018

Italian post-metallers Apneica play around within doom’s framework for their latest EP.

Track Premiere: Amarok – ‘VIII Skeleton’

April 12, 2018

Amarok are well on their way to becoming masters of sprawling, droning doom if the first single from Devoured is any indication.

Drop Everything and Listen to Loss’ “The Joy of All Who Sorrow”

April 18, 2017

Lie down on the floor, close your eyes, and come to know the “The Joy of All Who Sorrow.” Today we bring you an exclusive premiere of the opening track from Horizonless, the highly anticipated sophomore album from Nashville-based doom-death titans, Loss.

Label Spotlight: Black Lion Records

April 4, 2017

Black Lion Records have released a number of impressive death, black and doom metal albums recently. Check out some of the best.

Track Premiere: Frowning – ‘Nocturnal Void’

January 27, 2017

Frowning perform mournful, crushing funeral doom. “Nocturnal Void” feels like the soundtrack to a funeral procession. 

Shape of Despair Premiere Demo, “Shadowed Dreams”

September 28, 2016

Shape of Despair has released the first offering from Alone in the Mist, a collection of demos from the early days of the band. 

Demo:listen: Burial Choir

September 2, 2016

On this week’s Demo:listen, we lie down on the cool earth and watch the aeons unfurl with Finland’s Burial Choir.

Funeral Moth

May 31, 2016

Transience
Quiet bloom of the soul
dB rating: 8/10

Through A Speaker Rumbly interviews Graceless Recordings

September 10, 2015

An exclusive TASR interview with the two CEOs of Nashville’s Graceless Recordings on their six new tape releases, plus their thoughts on some other tapes currently vying for your hard-earned dinero.

Skepticism

September 8, 2015

Ordeal
Alone Again
dB Rating: 9/10

Shape of Despair

August 24, 2015

Monotony Fields
Killing-it Fields
dB Rating: 9/10

STREAMING: Skepticism “You”

August 14, 2015

It should come as no surprise that the new Skepticism album, Ordeal, is a monolithic slab of incredible. The group’s status purveyors of the ultra-slow motion (aka funeral doom) isn’t for everybody—even the mustached, carabiner-on-belt-loop crowd—but that doesn’t matter. The magic of stomach-churnin’ heaviness, death rite fervor, and mind-numbing repetition is best when observed, commented on, absorbed, and enjoyed by the few.

Exclusive: Ahab’s “The Isle” + Studio Recording Video

August 13, 2015

Disciples of the deep, rejoice: German funeral doom legends Ahab are mere weeks away from dropping their fourth LP, the monstrous and expansive The Boats of the Glen Carrig. Based on William Hope Hodgson’s 1907 horror novel of the same name, it’s another impressive collection of face-compressing riffs, churning psychedelia and hymns to all that dwells beneath the waves.

STREAMING: Shape of Despair “Monotony Fields”

April 21, 2015

“‘Monotony Fields’, is a song which reflects the album and its atmosphere the most for us. Slow trip into the mind of desperation,” says Shape of Despair in a band-released statement.

Click to read more and stream the premier of “Monotony Fields.”