Process Of Guilt - Fæmin



7.9 | 54 votes |
Release date: 11 June 2012
Style: Doom metal, Atmospheric sludge metal

Owners:

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13 want it


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

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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21.08.2014 - 02:45
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Ilham on 21.08.2014 at 02:29

This one feels weak compared to Erosion, and even weaker than Renounce. I would have rated this even lower if it were longer.

So much weaker. Really not that interesting
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21.08.2014 - 03:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Yup, they really dropped the ball on this one.
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Prettier than BloodTears.
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21.08.2014 - 15:57
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
It depends a lot for me. Sometimes I wanna drop it to 6 or 7 if I pay too much focus on it but I've found myself walking on the streets and a cigg on my mouth (excuse the cliche but it's true) with this in the background and it does work wonders.

But in the end, nothing compared to Erosion which I love a lot.
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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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21.08.2014 - 16:06
Rating: 8
Diverge
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.08.2014 at 15:57

It depends a lot for me. Sometimes I wanna drop it to 6 or 7 if I pay too much focus on it but I've found myself walking on the streets and a cigg on my mouth (excuse the cliche but it's true) with this in the background and it does work wonders.

But in the end, nothing compared to Erosion which I love a lot.

I have the same sentiments pretty much. I used to have this as a 9, but I think it's about time to drop it to an 8, though.
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21.08.2014 - 16:09
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.08.2014 at 15:57

... and a cigg on my mouth...


Must be a painful experience, continuously burning your mouth
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21.08.2014 - 16:14
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.08.2014 at 15:57
It depends a lot for me. Sometimes I wanna drop it to 6 or 7 if I pay too much focus on it but I've found myself walking on the streets and a cigg on my mouth (excuse the cliche but it's true) with this in the background and it does work wonders.

But in the end, nothing compared to Erosion which I love a lot.

Coincidence, I am listening to Erosion right now, as I want to be able to judge the whole discography while I still have it fresh in my memory. It almost sounds like it's not the same band. There is absolutely no tension in this one, and it's really disappointing. It's background music compared to Erosion.
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21.08.2014 - 16:25
Mr. Doctor
Skandino
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 21.08.2014 at 16:09

Written by Mr. Doctor on 21.08.2014 at 15:57
... and a cigg on my mouth...

Must be a painful experience, continuously burning your mouth

Alas, my english fails me again to hilarious results.

Written by Ilham on 21.08.2014 at 16:14
Coincidence, I am listening to Erosion right now, as I want to be able to judge the whole discography while I still have it fresh in my memory. It almost sounds like it's not the same band. There is absolutely no tension in this one, and it's really disappointing. It's background music compared to Erosion.

Yeah, they changed quite a lot and lost a chunk of their personality on this one. I think if I gave it close listenings I might drop it to a 7 but overall I still enjoy it.
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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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21.08.2014 - 23:58
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Ilham on 21.08.2014 at 16:14

Coincidence, I am listening to Erosion right now, as I want to be able to judge the whole discography while I still have it fresh in my memory. It almost sounds like it's not the same band.


When I reviewed, I noted I felt it was the same band as the progression had already been happening, but as if they skipped a couple steps in the process. A->B->C->F

I liked it when I distanced myself from their prior full-length. It also helped adjust my expectations when I spent a lot of time listening to the dissections of "Circle" where each iteration deviated further from the closing track to Erosion.
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get the fuck off my lawn.
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22.08.2014 - 00:54
Rating: 6
Ilham
Giant robot
Written by BitterCOld on 21.08.2014 at 23:58

When I reviewed, I noted I felt it was the same band as the progression had already been happening, but as if they skipped a couple steps in the process. A->B->C->F

I liked it when I distanced myself from their prior full-length. It also helped adjust my expectations when I spent a lot of time listening to the dissections of "Circle" where each iteration deviated further from the closing track to Erosion.

Very good analogy - and review by the way. From what I read here most people "moved on" and accepted the change in sound. I suppose it came to me like a "shock" because I absorbed three of their albums for the first time in less than a week. I am sure I would have seen it as an evolution like most of you, instead of a sudden drop in intensity. I think I should wait a little and revisit this one with a new set of ears, just as you did.
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22.08.2014 - 01:08
Rating: 8
BitterCOld
Gringo
Written by Ilham on 22.08.2014 at 00:54


Very good analogy - and review by the way. From what I read here most people "moved on" and accepted the change in sound. I suppose it came to me like a "shock" because I absorbed three of their albums for the first time in less than a week. I am sure I would have seen it as an evolution like most of you, instead of a sudden drop in intensity. I think I should wait a little and revisit this one with a new set of ears, just as you did.


Thanks, was not a particularly easy review to write.

It would certainly seem abrupt a switch if you binged on them as opposed to having a couple years in between and an inkling of what was to come. Hugo and I have done an interview and we've exchanged some emails, so I had an idea. Even then it was a bit more than expected, which didn't help coming off the heels of the absolutely fantastic "Erosion."

It might click for you the second pass with some time in between. Might not. But kudos for giving it the second chance later on down the line.
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28.01.2015 - 11:24
Rating: 9
musclassia
This is one of those albums for me that on first listens seems pretty unassuming at first and yet keeps racking up plays on my iPod. I think I'm finally happy to admit after this last listen that I really like this album - heck, even Empire does it for me now, with its achingly slow buildup. Not quite as good as Erosion but I really dig it.
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28.01.2015 - 22:27
Rating: 8
Diverge
Written by musclassia on 28.01.2015 at 11:24

This is one of those albums for me that on first listens seems pretty unassuming at first and yet keeps racking up plays on my iPod. I think I'm finally happy to admit after this last listen that I really like this album - heck, even Empire does it for me now, with its achingly slow buildup. Not quite as good as Erosion but I really dig it.

Yeah I'm in the same camp here. It keeps being played on my iPod haha, even if it isn't as great as their other albums.
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29.06.2017 - 23:19
Rating: 8
tea[m]ster
Au Pays Natal
Written by Diverge on 28.01.2015 at 22:27

Written by musclassia on 28.01.2015 at 11:24

This is one of those albums for me that on first listens seems pretty unassuming at first and yet keeps racking up plays on my iPod. I think I'm finally happy to admit after this last listen that I really like this album - heck, even Empire does it for me now, with its achingly slow buildup. Not quite as good as Erosion but I really dig it.

Yeah I'm in the same camp here. It keeps being played on my iPod haha, even if it isn't as great as their other albums.

I think I am gonna spin this again. The last time I did was a year or so ago, on a long road trip, in my car, the volume cranked to 11...
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