Process Of Guilt - Erosion


8.5 | 117 votes |
Release date: June 2009
Style: Doom metal

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01. Dust (The Circle Part I)
02. Waves (The Circle Part II)
03. Corrosion (The Circle Part III)
04. Lava (The Circle Part IV)
05. Abandon (The Circle Part V)
06. The Circle (Erosion Part I)

The Best Doom Metal Album Staff Pick Of 2009

Staff review by
Marcel Hubregtse
Rating:
9.5
Like I mentioned in my Mourning Lenore review a couple of months ago Portugal isn't too well-known for its metal scene. But it certainly seems that especially the Portuguese doom scene is starting to come of age and besides Insaniae the aforementioned Mourning Lenore this year also sees Process Of Guilt making some "Waves".

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published 31.08.2009 | Comments (56)

Erosion is the stand-out album of 2009. The Portuguese gloom masters Process Of Guilt have really come into a sound of their own with this seminal album mixing death/doom with post metal influences hence creating some sort of post doom. A modern day classic is what Erosion is and hopefully the band's breakthrough album to the metal world outside of the doom scene and Portugal.

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22.02.2011 - 20:53
Daydream Nation
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Meh...what can I say? Atmospheric and interesting...enjoyed the vocals. Unfortunately, not enough variety to keep the listener fully enraptured. And for a cyclical kind of concept album, there has to be many variations of the themes to hold it together. New genre, but look at Edge of Sanity's Crimson. Perfect BECAUSE of how it variated upon the theme and took ballsy risks. It's not that there was repetition (certainly wasn't), but it lacked NEW elements to grab the listener's attention.

A shame...I wanted to like this record, but it's just so...traditional. In spite of the excellent death-kinda vocals. While it does reach emotional peaks that I anticipate and feel as I listen to it...I just can't help thinking that this album could have done the same things in about 20 minutes time. Far too long for what it ultimately accomplishes.

And the lyrics...what could have ultimately saved this effort comes across as shallow. It's hard to get into the album when the lyrics (aside from Dust) offer little emotional depth to coincide with the emotional depth of the instrumentals. I certainly hope this baby will grow on me someday.
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17.02.2012 - 15:16
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
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Oh how I love this. Revolutionary
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He who is not bold enough
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20.07.2013 - 21:17
Rating: 9
mz
It could be an easy 10 if there was more variation.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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07.09.2013 - 10:09
Dima
Lacks variety imo but still an enjoyable listen.
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26.04.2014 - 18:59
Rating: 9
SceneryOfLoss
Probably one of the best things ever done in Portugal.
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18.08.2014 - 21:01
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
So Rod and Jay, and maybe someone else requested I listen to this. Well. I did and it's great. Thank you. Will move on to Fæmin now.
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18.08.2014 - 21:24
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ilham on 18.08.2014 at 21:01
So Rod and Jay, and maybe someone else requested I listen to this. Well. I did and it's great. Thank you. Will move on to Fæmin now.

Maybe someone else.

Maybe someone who would give this a 10.

Maybe.

You should listen to Renounce before Faemin though.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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18.08.2014 - 21:27
Rating: 7
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Troy Killjoy on 18.08.2014 at 21:24
Maybe someone else.

Maybe someone who would give this a 10.

Maybe.

You should listen to Renounce before Faemin though.

I knew it was you, I just set a trap and you walked right into it. I have a good memory you know. I genuinely like the album and I think seven is a very good score for now. Don't haste me. Renounce it is then.
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01.03.2015 - 09:37
Rating: 9
Paw!!
Doom doom doom. I love this album. especially The Circle Part I
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28.02.2017 - 23:23
Rating: 8
anathema_1977
Lack of variation indeed is the only downside I can find here. Then again this obviously fosters consistency. Part I of the circle is the best part here, I agree on that count too.
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15.05.2017 - 15:05
VIG
Crimson King
Another album I have never heard and I need to get on it.
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15.05.2017 - 20:40
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
proofread free
Written by VIG on 15.05.2017 at 15:05

Another album I have never heard and I need to get on it.

Prepare yourself for what you're about to experience.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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15.05.2017 - 20:43
VIG
Crimson King
Written by InnerSelf on 15.05.2017 at 20:40

Prepare yourself for what you're about to experience.

Ok then.
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28.06.2017 - 15:59
VIG
Crimson King
Written by InnerSelf on 15.05.2017 at 20:40

Written by VIG on 15.05.2017 at 15:05

Another album I have never heard and I need to get on it.

Prepare yourself for what you're about to experience.


After my first listen (the night you wrote this) I knew 100% that this was going to become one of my all time favorite records, maybe even a 10/10. And I knew that in one listen, and it just got better after more listens of the album. Fucking amazing post (death) doom
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29.06.2017 - 23:15
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by InnerSelf on 15.05.2017 at 20:40

Written by VIG on 15.05.2017 at 15:05

Another album I have never heard and I need to get on it.

Prepare yourself for what you're about to experience.

I think FÆMIN is the one. Innerself knows why
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29.06.2017 - 23:56
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
What?
No no, this one is MUCH better and unique. Faemin is good and all... For a Cult Of Luna rendition that is.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29
Like you could kiss my ass
Written by Milena on 20.06.2012 at 10:49
Rod, let me love you.
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30.06.2017 - 00:14
Rating: 10
InnerSelf
proofread free
Sorry Jay, gotta side with the Doc on this one.
I know why you enjoy Faemin more, but this album is actually untouchable in terms of quality.
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He who is not bold enough
to be stared at from across the abyss
is not bold enough
to stare into it himself.
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