Frailty - Melpomene

8.2 | 22 votes |
Release date: 24 February 2012
Style: Death doom metal


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6 want it

01. Wendigo
02. Cold Sky
03. Desolate Moors
04. Underwater
05. Onegin's Death
06. The Doomed Halls Of Damnation
07. Eternal Emeral
08. Thundering Heights
09. The Cemetery Of Colossus

Mārtiņ Lazdāns - vocals
Ivita Puzo - keyboards
Edmunds Vizla - guitars, vocals
Jēkabs Vilkārsis - guitars
Jānis Jēkabsons - bass
Lauris Polinskis - drums

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05.04.2012 - 23:58
Rating: 9
Wow! Its a great album!
03.05.2012 - 04:06
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
A huge huge huge huge improvement over their self titled e.p.
Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

07.06.2012 - 20:29
Rating: 7
This is some good and solid melodic death doom and the main strength of the album is its variety. The pace is for the most part mid-tempo but there are sections of really slow and gloomy doom as well, particularly within the two 14+ minute songs "Desolate Moors" and "The Doomed Halls of Damnation". In addition, the vocals follow the same pattern in terms of variation with grunts, shrieks and cleans, all playing their part nicely. I also like the fact that the guitars are not forgotten and get some time in the spotlight every now and again.

The core sound of Melpomene ain't groundbreaking in any way, with a standard modern death doom feel to it, but I do think that it manages to stand out due to the sheer diversity it offers. With a total playtime over 75 minutes however, the album ain't one for those with a short attention span. To be honest I would not have minded if it had been trimmed down a bit here and there and especially the last song feels like a never-ending outro.

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