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quinta-feira, 23 de agosto de 2012

Hallow "Hallow"

So far it's being a great year for doom. We are blessed to witness great releases from Pallbearer, Profetus, Evoken, Bereft, Aldebaran, Anhedonist, and still there are more to add to this list, like the full-length from Serpentine Path and Indesinence for example. 

Somehow i stumbled across this awesome act, Hallow (not to be mistaken with the raw black metal act) introducing, with this self titled release, some of the best crestfallen crushing funeral doom i've heard in a while. Hallow are a recent band created apparently from members coming from the most diverse active and extinct bands from the US underground scene. 

Featuring two extensive tracks, this self titled is all about monolithic funeral doom. It moves at only speed only: slow. I'm a sucker for this kind of stuff, and it really made my day, the day i bumped into this ode of gloom. Sorrowful and slow guitars move between mournful, dying pace set by the drum generating this beautiful yet crushing and dense atmosphere. I instantly became fan of this band. Amazing debut. The Demo comes also with a mini poster, making this superb demo a must-have piece to add to your doom collection. Just email the band ( if you're really interested. Preview one of the tracks hereRecommended for fans of Ocean, Asunder, Aldebaran, Loss. Highly Recommended. 

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