Outside of some of the well established “classic” doom bands my knowledge of doom and the doom sub-genres is pretty limited. Funeral Doom is probably the genre I’m least familiar with so while listening to this album I can’t really say if it fits within the mold of said genre. It seems this was a turning point for the band as they had already paved a funeral doom path but with Angels added keyboards, strings and classical influenced melodies. The pace of the album is slow, as one would expect but there’s an overshadowing beauty to the whole thing. I’m not qualified to say if this is in fact Funeral Doom as I hear similarities to the early British doom and Peaceville Three bands in the mix. Either way, I quite enjoyed this album, even with it’s herculean amount of depression and sorrow. It’s cited as being one of the most depressing albums ever but it didn’t have that affect on me.

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