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Release date: 30 May 2005
Style: Suomi metal, Depressive heavy metal

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01. May Today Become The Day
02. Ever-Frost
03. We Are But Falling Leaves
04. Her Last 5 Minutes
05. Where Waters Fall Frozen
06. Despair-Ridden Hearts
07. Vengeance Is Mine
08. A Long Way to Nowhere
09. Consider Us Dead
10. Lower The Flags
11. Drain Me
12. Karu
13. End Of The Road

The best Suomi Metal album of 2005

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Lyrics (11)


Additional info
The Funeral Album was recorded at Finnvox and Tonebox studios in the winter of 2004.
Mixed and mastered at Finnvox.
Produced, engineered and mixed by Hiili Hiilesmaa.
Mastered by Mika Jussila. 2nd engineer at Tonebox: Janne Tauriainen.
Drum recordings at Finnvox assisted by Arto Tuunela.

Additional vocals by Kimmo HRM.
Harmonica in "Despair-Ridden Hearts" by Pasi Puolakka.
Choir parts in "Vengeance Is Mine" and "End of The Road" by Musarit, lead and arranged by Ismo Koskela.
Percussions by Hiili and the Self-Killers Themselves.

Cover and booklet art by Vesa Ranta and Pertu Saksa.
All music and lyrics by The Northernmost Killers Themselves.

Sentenced thanks to everyone involved. Back then, now, and always.

"Hautamme olkoon se raja, koska musta multa on tukkenut silmiemme suolasen virran."
- Aleksis Kivi

Staff review by
Malcolm

Rating:
9.0
Then the time has come, a time that I hoped never would come, Sentenced's last album, the end of a band that means so much for so many, including me.
Because with the release of "The Funeral Album", one of the largest, if not the largest, "Suicide Metal" band is committing mass-suicide right in front of our eyes.

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published 13.06.2005 | Comments (19)

Guest review by
Valaskjalf

Rating:
8.2
I remember reading a quote from former Sentenced front-man, Ville Laihiala, a few years ago saying: "As a person I am Finnish to the teeth: Low self-esteem, dark sense of humour and a very small penis."

Now penises aside, that quote pretty much perfectly sums up the picture I have formulated of the band in my mind. I've always had this fascination with Sentenced, the paradox within their music and the incredible way in which a single listen through an album can completely fuck up a perfectly good cup of coffee, but at the same time have you singing along with a smile on your face. I was saddened when I learned of their disbanding in 2005, when I found myself living in a cold and icy Europe for the first time, missing the dreadful heat of Cape Town where your skin melts into your car's leather seats on a congested highway.

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published 23.10.2009 | Comments (4)

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Bad English - 09.11.2012 at 19:03  
  Even-Frost lyric is so funny
Just give a try sad albunm, good songs, music , but its some kind a sad since we know there is no more sentemced, I wonder band know they will split up before recorded it, its so smybolic indeed. Perfect title and well maybe its better because band could not go on and record good songs all the time, they have 2 week albums to so , good its good and killer maybe not killer but perfect and specelöy for last one whit a lot of symbolism
bruiser - 01.10.2013 at 18:34  
Rating: 10 My Best so far \m/

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