My Shameful
...of Dust


4.0
excellent

Review

by Danath USER (1 Reviews)
November 20th, 2008 | 10 replies


Release Date: 2004 | Tracklist

Review Summary: "To never return..."

I was really suprised that My Shameful hasn't been added to this moment so i decided to review one of their finest work to date. This is second album in the bands carrer and it was made when the group still had only one member. Everyone knows what to expect from funeral doom metal album. Fortunately all its elements like slow crushing riffs,vocals and even lyrics are developed nearly to perfection on "...of Dust" and it still avoids most of this genre's cons.

There is a lot of variety between songs and their average length was limited to about 6 minutes while the longest song has 9 minutes. Still,every song has some 'hooks" and interesting parts which arent repeated forever like many other bands in this genre apply in their music. Production is massive and clear so every instrument is well audible. If i had to describe how this album sounds in one statement i would call it a soundtrack to journey to hell

The album kicks off with its title track,which begins to built up for few seconds and then explodes with slow,devastating riff followed by some whispering vocals. The atmosphere it creates in such a short time is shocking. It could bring down even most sunny day to your worst nightmare..and this is only a first minute of the album. Atmosphere is eerie and suicidal all the way. Vocals are somehow unique and vary from chanting to deep low grunts. Most of them are practically illegible without looking to lyrics sheet but lyrics itself are nicely written and probably show the story of a wasted,sinful life which lead a man to his suicide.

"Lost but I have found
Soil that will keep me down
Rest but for eternity
Close my eyes and let me dream"

There are few great melodic leads here and there, just like the one at the end of "One Lost" (most accesible) and in "Your Darkness Shine" (probably the best song here). The only one weak moment is main riff in "And waters will close" which is just to fast and "chuggy" for this kind of music and it doesnt fit well. Drumming is rather standart but it changes tempo from time to time and uses double bass to keep things interesting,nothing spectacular but just decent. There are also keyboard and violin parts that make atmosphere even more dense and suffocating.

Even if you enjoy some doom metal this album can be hard to listen to all the way through. This is really exhausting experience and it leaves no place for such things like hope and happiness. It will suck you in more and more everytime u listen to this and soon you will realize...that there is no way back for you now

Pros:

-atmosphere
-good songwriting for this kind of music (variety)
-unique vocals
-wise use of melody which makes songs more memorable
-good production

Cons:

-rather exhausting experience
-parts of "And Waters Will Close" that sounds little out of place

Recommended


user ratings (1)
3.5
great

Comments:Add a Comment 
Saidir
November 20th 2008


77 Comments


I take that back: I'd write your future reviews in Word, if you have it. If not read it over and read it outloud to yourself to check if it sounds right. More details would be helpful, also, such as where exactly these violin and keyboard parts are. Etc etc, but overall good job.

Checking this out now.This Message Edited On 11.20.08

Saidir
November 20th 2008


77 Comments


I'm not entirely sure what to think of this. One Lost Forever is a really good song, but Your Darkness Shine is downright boring. Listened to those first as you mentioned them. More as I listen further.

ikarus
November 20th 2008


570 Comments


dooooooooooooooooooooooooooomm

rasputin
November 20th 2008


14555 Comments


Last.fm keeps recommending these guys to me, I'll have to check them out now. Your review was okay, far too many grammatical errors and awkwardly phrased sentences though.

Pebster49
November 21st 2008


2993 Comments


always enjoy new doom reviewers! Im totally checking this one out

Danath
November 21st 2008


13 Comments


I will try to improve my English. Thanks for feedback :-)

Danath
November 21st 2008


13 Comments


Here is the first song from this album http://pl.youtube.com/watch?v=3cHxK4TEOqQ

Pebster49
November 21st 2008


2993 Comments


Ya I downloaded this, very good probably going to be 3.5-4 for me so far

rasputin
November 21st 2008


14555 Comments


I will try to improve my English. Thanks for feedback :-)

Oh sorry, I didn't know that English was your second language. That's perfectly understandable, then

Saidir
November 22nd 2008


77 Comments


It has enough great moments to keep it above a 3, but 'Your Darkness..' is just downright bad. Otherwise, this has some really interesting melodicism, structure, etc. 3.5 (7/10) seems just right for this. I'll be looking into their other Cds though.



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