Pallbearer - Sorrow And Extinction


8.2 | 133 votes |
Release date: 21 February 2012
Style: Doom metal

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113 have it
9 want it


01. Foreigner
02. Devoid Of Redemption
03. The Legend
04. An Offering Of Grief
05. Given To The Grave

Line-up
Brett Campbell - vocals, guitars
Devin Holt - guitars
Joseph D. Rowland - bass

Additional info
Lyrics written by Brett Campbell (all) and Joseph D. Rowland (1, 5).
Chuck Schaaf credited as a drummer, but he did not take part in the recording of this album.
Mastered at Resonance Sound.
Released by Profound Lore Records on Digipack CD (cat. # PFL089).

Staff review by
Boxcar Willy
Rating:
8.7
And here we have a nice post-modern piece of doom metal. This piece was written and recorded by a quartet from Little Rock, Arkansas named Pallbearer. It was released in the early months of 2012. They say this beautiful piece was created with the mindset that all is lost, and that hope is a pointless fallacy. They say that all your dreams fade away as soon as you take a listen, your aspirations to achieve, your hopes of a better life, with a new career and a family. They say all of that disappears.

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published 02.01.2013 | Comments (30)

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13.03.2012 - 19:34
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Fantastic traditional doom. Fans of Warning and 40 Watt Sun will thoroughly enjoy it. Will be posting a mini-review in my list once I've given it even more listens. I'm enjoying it more and more with each listen.
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13.03.2012 - 19:35
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
A shame it didn't live up to the demo which is a lot better tbh
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.03.2012 - 01:20
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.03.2012 at 19:35

A shame it didn't live up to the demo which is a lot better tbh


Is it because they used 2 of the same songs? Or because the additional 3 songs on this album aren't up to snuff in the quality department?
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14.03.2012 - 01:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 14.03.2012 at 01:20

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.03.2012 at 19:35

A shame it didn't live up to the demo which is a lot better tbh


Is it because they used 2 of the same songs? Or because the additional 3 songs on this album aren't up to snuff in the quality department?


The two old songs are weaker than on the demo plus they didn't use their brilliant Gloomy Sunday cover and the three new songs are also not up to scratch of the two oldies
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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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14.03.2012 - 01:35
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.03.2012 at 01:24


The two old songs are weaker than on the demo plus they didn't use their brilliant Gloomy Sunday cover and the three new songs are also not up to scratch of the two oldies


Interesting. Thanks for providing that explanation.
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14.03.2012 - 01:39
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Chobo_jokeR on 14.03.2012 at 01:35

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.03.2012 at 01:24


The two old songs are weaker than on the demo plus they didn't use their brilliant Gloomy Sunday cover and the three new songs are also not up to scratch of the two oldies


Interesting. Thanks for providing that explanation.


It is still very good. I would rate it a 7.6. I think had I not heard the demo (and owned it) I would rate it higher.
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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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14.03.2012 - 01:43
Rating: 8
Chobo_jokeR
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 14.03.2012 at 01:39


It is still very good. I would rate it a 7.6. I think had I not heard the demo (and owned it) I would rate it higher.


I suppose having high expectations coming into an album, and then having it not live up to said expectations puts a damper on the mood. I'm just happy to find another good band to listen to.
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14.03.2012 - 01:47
Rating: 8
Kass
St. Anger
Yeah the demo is pretty damn good, Marcel suggested it for me a while ago.
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15.03.2012 - 06:48
Rating: 10
Metal_Buff
This is definitely an album that will grow on you, it ain't for sunny days and good moods, so it may not grab you right away. But I must say this is some powerful stuff, from the painfully slow build-up of 'Foreigner' through the haunting finale; it's heavy, emotive, mostly depressing, but alternately uplifting at times. Best Doom I've heard in a while!
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04.10.2012 - 05:12
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook
Cruising around the PL bandcamp, listened to this, god it's fantastic.
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forever bummed out
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13.10.2012 - 22:49
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Found it on vinyl for 18 bucks, bought it because why not
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13.10.2012 - 23:24
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Alex F on 13.10.2012 at 22:49

Found it on vinyl for 18 bucks, bought it because why not



the gatefold vinyl looks great and I also love the artwork on the inside of the vinyl
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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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14.10.2012 - 01:03
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 13.10.2012 at 23:24

Written by Alex F on 13.10.2012 at 22:49

Found it on vinyl for 18 bucks, bought it because why not



the gatefold vinyl looks great and I also love the artwork on the inside of the vinyl

Yeah, when i opened it up i was heavily impressed. I wasn't expecting that. My dad's old record player is currently being converted from danish wattage to 'murican so i can actually play these vinyls i have
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10.12.2012 - 02:26
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist
Damn good, this sounds really honest. Very nice vocals.
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01.02.2013 - 07:09
Rating: 10
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave
This album gets stronger and stronger with every listen. I've played the album 20-30 times now, and i've only had it for a month or two. It is quite possibly my favourite Doom Metal album, or at least up there with Isole - Silent Ruins, and Warning - Watching from a Distance.
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08.02.2013 - 00:04
Paz
News Man
Indeed, a small drop in form after a great demo, but it's still my favorite traditional doom AOTY.
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18.03.2013 - 20:05
Lit.
Account deleted
Not bad. Reminds me alot of Warning, and I love the end of Given to the Grave.
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30.03.2013 - 16:25
Rating: 9
Diverge
Independent of the demo, it is quite the excellent record. In my view, the demo and the album are essentially on par, even though the vocals are not quite as prominent when they are buried in the final production.
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17.10.2014 - 06:18
ErikBraun
Written by Dark Cornatus on 01.02.2013 at 07:09

This album gets stronger and stronger with every listen.


Me too!
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08.08.2015 - 19:43
Rating: 6
TrueMetalJope
Didn't like, it's not bad but feels like it's missing something.
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The guitar is my sword, I'll fight 'til I die /../
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