I'm in a Coffin
One Final Action


4.5
superb

Review

by delete this profile USER (1 Reviews)
December 7th, 2008 | 61 replies


Release Date: 2008 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Useless… My thoughts and words

My mind,
It is pool of blackness…


Depressive Black Metal is a fuc/ked up genre, no one will deny that. But what I'm in a Coffin have created with One Final Action is beyond fuc/ked up.

In a study of the Black Metal genre, you come across corpse paint, forests, and retarded leather costumes with metal studs on them. One Final Action has surpassed this, I'm in a Coffin place no stock in "looking the part", instead relying completely on music and the creation of atmosphere. And in terms of emotion generated, there are few albums that can have such a harrowing effect. The thundering bass, distant yet longing yells, simple yet melodic guitar and the stripped-down drums combine, leaving a bitter taste and the inevitable feeling that somehow the world has used you. In the opening song I'm A Weapon Against Myself, the band use a sample which speaks of a boy getting abused by his father. This with the use of a soft, distorted guitar line sends you into some kind of trance. After repeating this for just enough time it suddenly turns into a disgustingly heavy song with vocals that resemble the sounds of someone dying. What excels this even more is that unlike most Black Metal, you can understand the lyrics in One Final Action, and they are truly grim.

The true horror infected beauty of the album lies in many things, one of the main ones being that the instruments all keep together while doing their own thing at the same time, which almost implies that there is a person who is being pulled different ways which are all narrowing together to create their final thoughts of death and unhappiness. Most of the songs tend to be rather repetitive, which drills the messages into your mind not letting you forget how sh/it life can be.

We are both waiting...
I am a weapon against myself...


Influences ranging from older Black Metal acts to bands like Joy Division are clearly heard throughout the album. With many present influences in sounds I’m in a Coffin could come across as ripping off other artists but they don’t. One Final Action is an insanely original album, not hiding anything. The true nature of I’m in a Coffin is two guys who are fuc/ked off with life, go into a room with some instruments and ghastly passion, making an album that truly expresses what they are feeling. One Final Action doesn't come off as anything less.

In the end One Final Action follows a simple narrative that tells of happiness in death for a moment, followed by a return to the sh/it of life with thoughts of how dangerous they are to themselves and ending with the final act of suicide. In the time between they confront themselves, alone. Emotions combine to create a giant fu/ck you to humanity, which is the only way to accurately describe One Final Action. This is a classic of the genre.

This is my coffin,
And it's time to shut the lid...


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mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2008


17920 Comments


people gonna flip

rasputin
December 7th 2008


14546 Comments


flippin' here

robin
Emeritus
December 7th 2008


4249 Comments


wow

Zippermouth
December 7th 2008


1305 Comments


Two things;
A. Review is a too short, seems like its just a long summary.
B. Its not cool to curse a lot, unless your Rasputin (see Moss, Cthonic Rites)

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2008


17920 Comments


its cool to curse if you edit out the filter

fireaboveicebelow
December 7th 2008


6837 Comments


especially if you don't take depressive black metal seriously

Hawks
December 7th 2008


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Worst band name ever, but I just listened to Vein Deep in the Solution and it was awesome.

bastard
December 7th 2008


3435 Comments


a classic among a shitty genre like depressive black metal deserves probably around a 4.

mynameischan
Staff Reviewer
December 7th 2008


17920 Comments


bastard knows stuff

bastard
December 7th 2008


3435 Comments


fo realz

bastard
December 7th 2008


3435 Comments


rippin' em mics so hard man.

Bleak123
December 7th 2008


1902 Comments


review is unconventional but not bad tbh

Essence
December 7th 2008


3585 Comments


...but whos outside of the coffin

Slaytan
December 7th 2008


1186 Comments


If they aren't wearing corpse paint then I'm not listening.

bastard
December 7th 2008


3435 Comments


where are the sweeping arpeggios

i ain't listenin if there aren't sweeping arpeggios.

Phantom
December 7th 2008


8930 Comments


They may have surpassed the silliness of corpse paint and studded leather costumes yet their name is still retarded.

Might give them a listen though, no point judging on band name only.

joshuatree
Emeritus
December 7th 2008


3742 Comments


people flippin itt

Wizard
December 7th 2008


19444 Comments


The songs that I've heard so far are damn good. Voice is scary as fuck. Review is soundoff.

Digging: Godflesh - A World Lit Only By Fire

CoRpSeSlAyEr
December 7th 2008


855 Comments


Yeah this guy has a pretty odd voice, somewhat scary.

Hawks
December 7th 2008


35838 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Its scary in a good way though.



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