Weeping Sores
False Confession


4.0
excellent

Review

by Xenophanes STAFF
October 3rd, 2019 | 25 replies


Release Date: 09/13/2019 | Tracklist

Review Summary: Gorgeous and devastating, Weeping Sores’ debut is a death-doom tour de force.

Fans of death-doom come for the drama and gothic theatrics—lumbering riffs and a suffocating atmosphere only sweeten the deal. So when a band like Weeping Sores comes along and eschews the death-doom caricature with lush melodies and viable song structures, it’s worth taking note.

False Confessions, the New Yokers’ debut album, is an exceptional record; beautifully executed death metal filled with lurching riffs and swirling doom. Gina Eygenhuysen (Tchornoborg) provides layered violin, fleshing out the rich melodies which augment songs like “Song of Embers” and “The Leech of Shame.” Doug Moore of Pyrrhon fame brings the expected dynamism, with Morbid Angel rhythms laid bare next to early Paradise Lost. It’s a devastating combo, bringing an explosive amount of variation to a genre which requires patience. In spite of this, False Confessions is tasteful and reserved in how it deploys it’s heavy-hitters—songs like “Transfiguration of Flesh into Dreams” bring much needed down-to-Earth death metal. Death-doom is all about parlor tricks and Weeping Sores know when to show their hand.

False Confessions is an uncommonly good heavy record. Few bands have been able to take death metal and doom to such deliriously weird places while still retaining that beautiful and affecting meditative experience. Weeping Sores, however, do it expertly.



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ShadowRemains
October 3rd 2019


25072 Comments


False Confessions is an uncommonly good heavy record.

i feel like you make these kinds of generalizations in a lot of your reviews

DrGonzo1937
Staff Reviewer
October 3rd 2019


15703 Comments

Album Rating: 3.5

generalizations?

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Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
October 3rd 2019


10391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Can't believe someone actually 2'd this.

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
October 3rd 2019


26087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

Yep, I love this album. Glad it got reviewed.

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Relinquished
October 3rd 2019


41484 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

solid

cvlts
October 3rd 2019


9642 Comments


album artwork makes me want to check this out

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EvoHavok
October 3rd 2019


7700 Comments


This has been on my radar for a while.

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TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2019


26087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fucking bump......... this album rules

TheSpirit
Contributing Reviewer
October 4th 2019


26087 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fucking bump......... this album rules

DungeonBoy
October 4th 2019


6766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

wow, this is good

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DungeonBoy
October 4th 2019


6766 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5

like all of it, like the technical death metal parts, to the doomy violin parts, on top of that perfect production. This might be the most interesting album I've heard in a long time.

DarkNoctus
October 5th 2019


10868 Comments

Album Rating: 4.5 | Sound Off

fuck yeah

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trilo
October 5th 2019


2792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this sounds dope, jamming now

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Ebola
October 5th 2019


3660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

this is obscenely good

MO
October 5th 2019


22751 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

fuck this slays

Ebola
October 6th 2019


3660 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

is this the greatest album ever recorded? discuss

Nocte
Contributing Reviewer
October 6th 2019


10391 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

i mean anything is possible

trilo
October 6th 2019


2792 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

dunno if 3.5 or 4 yet but man this record is real friggin neato

necropig
October 7th 2019


5716 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Jesus, stark difference to his pyrrhon vox, this rips.

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Dunpeal
October 9th 2019


4227 Comments


short and sweet, review that is



this should be trending over most of the other crap on that list, but whaterver






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