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Monday, August 10, 2009

Symphony of Grief - Our Blessed Conqueror (1995)

Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Country: USA
Year: 1995

1. Toth Amon/Your Fallen Domain
2. Wars of Vengeance
3. Cast Upon Flames
4. Spectral Voice (Intro)
5. Immortal Fluids

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Metal Archives Rating: 90% (1 review)


Spanning only two years, Symphony of Grief finally split up in 1995, but not before unleashing this hell of a going away present. It seems they actually toned the heaviness down a bit, but in return, really polished up the general sound. Much more well-written. The first song starts off dreadfully slow, but then seems to alternate between brutally fast and blasting sections to funeral doom sections, making the first song seem very disjointed. But after that, the EP only gets better. Really keying in on the "doom and gloom" this is a morbid-sounding release that simply reeks of death and misery. It seems that this truly is a symphony of grief. It's everywhere, was present on previous releases as long as this one, and the smell is overpowering. I feel sad just listening to it. Not quite Funeral Doom, but more like Depressive Death Metal. Something in between and very compelling. Highly recommended.

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