Friday, July 15, 2022

GVORN – KEEPER OF GRIEF (Review by Varg The Mighty )


Today’s review is of Russian Death Doom Metal band Gvorn’s debut album.

This release offers some hard-hitting and grief-struck Doom Metal that sometimes enters Funeral Doom territories, though it mostly takes a Melodic Doom approach. While most songs are slow and desolate, the band don’t fear speeding things up slightly to enter the realms of Death Metal in order to crush all bliss more effectively.

It’s also worth noting how the full-length has a smooth implementation of Dungeon Synth (especially on the title track) that feels perfectly natural despite its rarity in this genre. This whole mix has created something familiar that nonetheless has freshness and quality, intertwining different kinds of darkness into a desolate and aphotic opus. My personal highlights are “Sounds From The Crypt” and “Pass Of The Dead”.

I recommend this album to fans of Funeral Doom, Death Doom Metal and Melodic Doom Metal. My rating is of 9/10.



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