Profetus - ...to Open the Passages in Dusk (Digipak CD)

Profetus - ...to Open the Passages in Dusk (Digipak CD)

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Second album of the Finnish funeral doom band. Funeral marches with extremely slow minimalistic drums, a perfect blend of solemn organ sounds and layered melodies by 2 guitars, and deep low growls. An atmosphere like a monotone picture which represents the majesty of funeral. Following the path opened by the fueral doom masters SKEPTICISM, they show us the pure form of funeral doom!

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Track listing

  1. When Autumn Cries a Fiery Canticle
  2. The Watchers Dusk
  3. The Shoreless
  4. Burn, Lanterns of Eve

Review

Profetus describes their sound as Funeral Doom Metal. I'd have to agree--this is certainly an album heavy with despair, a musical meditation on death. For listeners curious to discover these guys, I recommend patience. . . .to Open the Passages in Dusk lasts about an hour, but its four songs are all nearly twenty minutes in length, a shock to heavy metal fans who label ten-minute songs as "epic." But Profetus isn't trying to be epic; they just need plenty of time to mark their path between notes, mostly to discover what might happen in the spaces between. If you like music that develops slowly, . . .to Open the Passages in Dusk is worth the wait. I was impressed. - 5/5