Release date: 11 June 2012
Style: Doom metal, Atmospheric sludge metal

Rating:

7.9 | 48 votes

Owners:

34 have it
11 want it


01. Empire
02. Blindfold
03. Harvest
04. Cleanse
05. Fæmin

Review
Lyrics (5)


Line-up
Hugo Santos - guitars, vocals
Nuno David - guitars, vocals
Gonçalo Correia - drums
Custódio Rato - bass


Additional info
Mixed by Andrew Schneider at Translator Audio Studios
Mastered by Collin Jordan at The Boiler Room
Drums recorded at MDL Estúdios engineered by André Mendes
Guitars, bass and vocals recorded at 5ª Dimensão engineered by João Bacelar and Fernando Mendes
Lyrics: Hugo Santos
Photography: Pedro Almeida
Artwork and Design: Miguel Gomes and Hugo Santos

Staff review by
BitterCOld

Rating:
8.2
When Marcel reviewed Process Of Guilt's monstrous Erosion in 2009, he noted:

"…the band have now moved on towards to a more, what some would probably call, post-doom sound."

Suffice it to say that observation is even more true with 2012's Faemin, where the band further move in that direction. Rest assured, dear reader, this is not the ethereal wussy style post, but the Cult Of Neurosis bludgeoning by riff type.

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published 08.05.2012 | Comments (37)

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Troy Killjoy - 24.07.2012 at 15:00  
 
Written by BloodTears on 23.07.2012 at 20:00
Not exactly mesmerized with this one so far.

Did you start with this or have you listened to their back catalog.Just out of curiosity, because if you started with this then I'd definitely recommend visiting their previous releases.
BloodTears - 24.07.2012 at 19:53  
 
Written by Troy Killjoy on 24.07.2012 at 15:00

Written by BloodTears on 23.07.2012 at 20:00
Not exactly mesmerized with this one so far.

Did you start with this or have you listened to their back catalog.Just out of curiosity, because if you started with this then I'd definitely recommend visiting their previous releases.


No, I started off with Erosion. I didn't listen to their first album though. But I remember I felt about Erosion as I feel about this one for a long time. So, this can definitely change. I ended up thinking that Erosion was a great album a couple of years later.
Mr. Doctor - 24.07.2012 at 23:04  
Rating: 8 Erosion was love at first sight for me.
Troy Killjoy - 25.07.2012 at 03:31  
  Likewise Roddy. And while I definitely don't feel positive vibes when thinking of this release, I would never suggest someone completely give up on listening to what could potentially be another Erosion for them.
Draugen - 29.07.2012 at 16:17  
Rating: 5 Fæmin is a great example of when too much repetitiveness can totally ruin an album. If done right it can be a benefit but in this case it instead quickly became plain boring. While listening to the album I was hoping for the pattern to change but unfortunately it was the same story the whole way through as I constantly struggled to tell the songs apart.

The album ultimately came across as hollow with a handful of riffs being played over and over again while the vocalist desperately bawls like if there was no tomorrow. To no avail.
Glabrezu - 02.01.2013 at 20:11  
Rating: 8
Written by Mr. Doctor on 24.07.2012 at 23:04

Erosion was love at first sight for me.


Same here. 100%.
Kuroboshi - 13.01.2013 at 09:42  
Rating: 7 I fucken loved the idea they tried here, but the execution was off, making it uninteresting in the long run. They just took it too far.
tea[m]ster - 24.01.2013 at 02:25  
Rating: 8 I finally gave this one a full-undivided attention-listen. Terrific album, this shit is right up my alley and I think I like this more than Amenra's Mass V.
Diverge - 10.06.2013 at 18:13  
Rating: 9
Written by tea[m]ster on 24.01.2013 at 02:25

I finally gave this one a full-undivided attention-listen. Terrific album, this shit is right up my alley and I think I like this more than Amenra's Mass V.


I think we have a similar opinion about this one. I really like the concepts they were trying to execute and their musical strategy-- it was JUST SHORT ENOUGH to avoid boredom, in my view. I happen to think it is excellent, and have ranked it accordingly. It would get an 8.6 from me, but rounding makes it a 9.

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