Mournful Congregation - The Book Of Kings


8.5 | 72 votes |
Release date: 8 November 2011
Style: Funeral doom metal

Owners:

61 have it
10 want it


01. The Catechism Of Depression
02. The Waterless Streams
03. The Bitter Veils Of Solemnity
04. The Book Of Kings

01.11.2011
If you know the band, you know what to expect. They deliver what you expect and then some. Less than 5% of metal population will appreciate this morose journey. It's better to be among the few than among many...

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12.06.2011 - 01:54
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
My god is someone trying to give me a heart attack? What's with all the good releases set to come out this year?!
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12.06.2011 - 08:50
stationarytravel
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Here's the source: http://www.doom-metal.com/news.php?entry=1242
Also some people on Last.fm saying that it's gonna be "reminiscent of both The Monad of Creation and The June Frost" and 80 minutes long.
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12.06.2011 - 16:14
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
So this is going to be epic ... AWESOME
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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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01.11.2011 - 02:03
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/the-book-of-kings

Streaming in its entirety. Beautifully composed, as usual.
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01.11.2011 - 03:03
Rating: 9
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Troy Killjoy on 01.11.2011 at 02:03

http://listen.20buckspin.com/album/the-book-of-kings

Streaming in its entirety. Beautifully composed, as usual.


Cheers for the link!
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01.11.2011 - 03:15
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by R'Vannith on 01.11.2011 at 03:03
Cheers for the link!

No problem, more people need to be aware of this band/album.
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02.11.2011 - 19:25
Rating: 9
Red_Travis
Best Extreme Doom Metal Album of the Year.
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02.11.2011 - 19:53
Slayer666
Written by Red_Travis on 02.11.2011 at 19:25

Best Extreme Doom Metal Album of the Year.


I'll wait for the new Esoteric to make that decision, but Mournful Congregation sure do look like a likely candidate.
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02.11.2011 - 21:31
Rating: 9
Red_Travis
Written by Slayer666 on 02.11.2011 at 19:53

Written by Red_Travis on 02.11.2011 at 19:25

Best Extreme Doom Metal Album of the Year.


I'll wait for the new Esoteric to make that decision, but Mournful Congregation sure do look like a likely candidate.




True
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07.11.2011 - 19:25
Rating: 10
truenoacero
Written by Red_Travis on 02.11.2011 at 19:25

Best Extreme Doom Metal Album of the Year.


Best Funeral Doom Metal Album of the History in my opinion. It's fucking great.
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09.11.2011 - 18:15
stationarytravel
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What the piss bros, Colosseum definitely crushes any of these guys. June Frost was much better IMO. The 33 minute tracks seems kind of pointless in the end...
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09.11.2011 - 18:20
!J.O.O.E.!
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Written by Guest on 09.11.2011 at 18:15

What the piss bros, Colosseum definitely crushes any of these guys.

I agree with you there.
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17.11.2011 - 22:20
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Who put that totally weird line-up there? It's totally off and should read as follows:

Damon Good - rhythm, lead and acoustic guitars, vocals, keys, bass on track three
Justin Hartwig - lead, rhythm and acoustic guitars
Ben Newsome - bass
Adrian Bickle - drums
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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17.11.2011 - 22:53
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 17.11.2011 at 22:20
Who put that totally weird line-up there? It's totally off and should read as follows:

It's the way the site's set up to read the line-up. If a musician leaves in 2009 and one joins the band in the same year, both will appear in the line-up for any 2009 releases unless the album is edited manually.

It's quite a pain in the ass, really.
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18.05.2012 - 01:16
Rating: 8
omjaimes
omjaimes
I voted for this album, despite that it is very long, if you are really concentrate is hard feeling bored, it music are intense and filled of truly "doom" sensations, beautiful and persistent harmonies and very emotional guitar solos. When you are hearing funeral doom, just think that monotony is generally in your mind because in albums like this you cannot find it
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14.07.2012 - 15:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Finally the limited to 100 wooden box set of the Book Of Kings arrived today:





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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.07.2012 - 21:08
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.07.2012 at 15:39
Finally the limited to 100 wooden box set of the Book Of Kings arrived today:


Woah... that is just HOT!
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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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14.07.2012 - 21:14
Slayer666
This was my 2011 vote for Extreme Doom category.
It just slightly beat out Esoteric, "The Waterless Streams" was the tie breaker.
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14.07.2012 - 21:25
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 14.07.2012 at 21:08

Woah... that is just HOT!


Yeah it is. Been stroking it since receiving it this morning until I had to leave for work and will be stroking it again when I get home hahahaha.
The gold on the album cover is embossed btw.

Oh an I oput all my Mournful Congregation vinyls in the box as well.
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.07.2012 - 21:27
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Slayer666 on 14.07.2012 at 21:14

This was my 2011 vote for Extreme Doom category.
It just slightly beat out Esoteric, "The Waterless Streams" was the tie breaker.



It was also my vote btw and also slightly beating Esoteric
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
Dawn Crosby (r.i.p.)
05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.07.2012 - 21:39
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.07.2012 at 21:25

Yeah it is. Been stroking it since receiving it this morning until I had to leave for work and will be stroking it again when I get home hahahaha.
The gold on the album cover is embossed btw.

Oh an I oput all my Mournful Congregation vinyls in the box as well.


Wonderful... I put Alkerdeel's debut and demo in the Morinde's box. It's nice when the boxes are extra big for that.
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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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07.10.2013 - 14:41
Rating: 8
mz
I would rate it 8 just because of that acoustic song. The rest of album is so damn good. Good to see a funeral doom metal band which does not sound much like the others.
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Giving my ears a rest from music.
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