Altars Of Grief   This Shameful Burden
Release Date: 08/2014

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3.5 greatVoivod STAFF | October 30th 14

Judging by the album title and art, one expects to listen to solid doom/death metal and that's what Canada's Altars of Grief bring on the table, as they tread on the footsteps of old British genre luminaries. The sound is excellent, the arrangements create the tension the genre demands by default, be it due to the grandiose synths, the rhythm section which is pounding hard, and last but not least, the ripped out vocals, which lean towards black metal and make for the album's real catch. That being said, band needs to work on making the arrangements more interesting in terms of the guitar melodies and riffs. Overall though, the core attributes of the sound adopted herein, seem to have been fully figured out. Favorite track: The Plague that Haunts the Darkness. Stream:


1.5 very poorosmark86 | December 2nd 18
3.0 goodMetalSoliloquy | October 12th 18
2.5 averageForest159 | September 28th 18
3.5 greatNazzadan | September 9th 18
2.0 poorMGMTBoys | June 5th 15
3.0 goodDisciplineRecords | May 25th 15
3.0 goodDeadGuy | May 24th 15
2.5 averageHipster9000 | April 14th 15
1.5 very poorTheSilentObserver | April 10th 15
1.0 awfulGoodgrind | April 10th 15

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