The 11th Hour - Lacrima Mortis


7.8 | 60 votes |
Release date: 27 January 2012
Style: Doom metal

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01. We All Die Alone
02. Rain on Me
03. The Death Of Life
04. Tears Of The Bereaved
05. Reunion Illusion
06. Nothing But Pain
07. Bury Me

Line-up
Ed Warby - guitars, bass, drums, keyboards, vocals
Pim Blankenstein - vocals

Additional info
Artwork and layout by Mick Koopman.
Photography by Hannah Anthonysz.
Eye by Janneke van den Berg.

Drums recorded at Excess Studio, engineered by Hans Pieters.
Everything else recorded at the Rotterdoom Room.
Mixed and mastered by Ronnie Björnström, Enhanced Audio Productions.

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26.11.2011 - 16:12
Abattoir
Looking forward to this one...debut was pretty damn good.
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26.11.2011 - 16:17
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Heard a couple of new songs live at dutch Doom Days and they sounded awesome.
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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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30.11.2011 - 20:08
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
On my listen of it the album. And goddamn, this is some seriously great stuff. Even a step upwards from their debut.

Pim's grunts work great here and I find them to possess a bit more identity than Rogga's ones on the previous album. Ed's vocals have also imrpoved a lot.
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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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01.12.2011 - 18:42
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.11.2011 at 20:08

On my listen of it the album. And goddamn, this is some seriously great stuff. Even a step upwards from their debut.

Pim's grunts work great here and I find them to possess a bit more identity than Rogga's ones on the previous album. Ed's vocals have also imrpoved a lot.


Looking forward to this, but why isn't Pim featured on the line-up yet ?
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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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01.12.2011 - 18:45
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by InnerSelf on 01.12.2011 at 18:42

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 30.11.2011 at 20:08

On my listen of it the album. And goddamn, this is some seriously great stuff. Even a step upwards from their debut.

Pim's grunts work great here and I find them to possess a bit more identity than Rogga's ones on the previous album. Ed's vocals have also imrpoved a lot.


Looking forward to this, but why isn't Pim featured on the line-up yet ?


He isn't? Will fix it later tonight.
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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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16.02.2012 - 15:56
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Ed is brilliant, what makes this great is that it sounds really fresh for a Doom Metal record. I'm slowly getting addicted to this
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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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18.03.2012 - 01:00
IronAngel
After almost two months, I'm growing to like this more and more. Could be my favorite doom record of the year so far (though Anguish is really good too). The clean vocals are very good; that nasal, melancholy tone reminds me a little of Pat Walker, and the vocal melodies do have some similarities to Warning/40WS too. Really like the balance of good guitar melodies, some tasteful synth, soulful clean vocals and quality growling.

Favorite tracks might be Rain On Me and Bury Me (those first vocal lines are just divine).
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18.03.2012 - 01:05
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by IronAngel on 18.03.2012 at 01:00

After almost two months, I'm growing to like this more and more. Could be my favorite doom record of the year so far (though Anguish is really good too). The clean vocals are very good; that nasal, melancholy tone reminds me a little of Pat Walker, and the vocal melodies do have some similarities to Warning/40WS too. Really like the balance of good guitar melodies, some tasteful synth, soulful clean vocals and quality growling.

Favorite tracks might be Rain On Me and Bury Me (those first vocal lines are just divine).


the cleans remind you of Pat Walker? That's the first I heard that being said.

Almost everyone (me included) finds the clean vocals to remind them of Buddy Lackey of Psychotic Waltz/Deadsoul Tribe
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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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18.03.2012 - 01:55
IronAngel
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 18.03.2012 at 01:05

Almost everyone (me included) finds the clean vocals to remind them of Buddy Lackey of Psychotic Waltz/Deadsoul Tribe


I don't know if I checked the right songs, but I don't really hear that similarity. Higher-pitched, more tense, and he lacks the theatrical nasality that characterizes both Warby and Walker (who admittedly has a deeper voice, or a darker tone anyhow). They both sound like they really want to break into a vibrato but don't quite dare. I don't know if their voices are very similar, but the way they use them is.
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18.03.2012 - 02:13
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
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Written by IronAngel on 18.03.2012 at 01:55

They both sound like they really want to break into a vibrato but don't quite dare. I don't know if their voices are very similar, but the way they use them is.


The most accurate description of Pat's voice ! and now that you mention it I find them a bit similar too
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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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26.03.2012 - 22:38
!J.O.O.E.!
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Hmm the combination of the production and the instrument sound really put me off this, just too clean, too in your face and overbearing. Resonates very badly with guitar tone and cymbals. Couldn't finish it, might try it again at some other point but this could really do with dirtying itself up a bit.
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26.03.2012 - 22:48
Milena
Learning To "X"
I've heard a couple of tracks off this on an internet radio show, I liked the vox a lot. Should probably seek it out.
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"There comes a time when you look into the mirror and you realize that what you see is all that you will ever be. And then you accept it. Or you kill yourself. Or you stop looking in mirrors."
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02.05.2012 - 08:04
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
I'm beginning to think this little project is just way too corny sounding for my tastes... Growls save this from being a complete disappointment, although if I remember correctly that was my opinion of the debut as well. The music is just so fluffy.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.11.2012 - 05:15
Rating: 6
Susan
Smeghead
I actually love most of the music here as well as the harsh vocals. If that was it, I may rate it an 8 or probably higher. The clean vocals are sometimes sub par (too nasal at times and his timbre doesn't always fit the music well) but overall I got used to it.

BUT.

WHAT IS UP with the "crying" sound effects in several of the songs? Seriously? Like, "in case you didn't realize: the music is supposed to be sad." Duh, thanks. Way too cheesy for me. Way to spoil some excellent music.
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"A life all mine
Is what I choose
At the end of my days"
--The Gathering "A Life All Mine" from Souvenirs
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21.11.2012 - 05:47
Rating: 8
R'Vannith
ghedengi
Written by Susan on 21.11.2012 at 05:15

I actually love most of the music here as well as the harsh vocals. If that was it, I may rate it an 8 or probably higher. The clean vocals are sometimes sub par (too nasal at times and his timbre doesn't always fit the music well) but overall I got used to it.

BUT.

WHAT IS UP with the "crying" sound effects in several of the songs? Seriously? Like, "in case you didn't realize: the music is supposed to be sad." Duh, thanks. Way too cheesy for me. Way to spoil some excellent music.


Some bands can incorporate that sort of added melancholic effect pretty well, but it just felt a little out of place to me as well.
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02.12.2012 - 12:39
Rating: 7
BloodTears
ANA-thema
If it wasn't for the clean vocals (bad), I would've liked this much more I think. The clean vocals just annoy me and it kinda ruins it a bit.
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Written by BloodTears on 19.08.2011 at 18:29

Like you could kiss my ass.
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03.12.2012 - 04:55
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
I liked both the cleans and the growls
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loves 小巫
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29.03.2013 - 18:26
Rating: 9
daemonic7
What a great music this band is playing! I didn't knew about them until a few days. Powerful DOOM.
The voices are perfect and the production is one of the top!
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10.04.2013 - 17:58
Rating: 8
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
Beautiful doom metal record for those who prefer melancholic and not-too-heavy kind of doom.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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