Mourning Beloveth - Formless


8.1 | 97 votes |
Release date: 22 February 2013
Style: Death doom metal

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Disc I
01. Theories Of Old Bones
02. Ethics On The Precipice
03. Old Rope
04. Formless
05. Nothing Has A Centre

Disc II
01. Transmissions

Line-up
Darren Moore - vocals
Frank Brennan - guitars, vocals
Pauric Gallagher - guitars
Timmy Johnson - drums
Brendan Roche - bass

Additional info
The album will be released as a double-CD and double-LP.

25.02.2013
These guys will make you wait for their new output for a long time. But when it arrives, you know it is worth the wait. It really is.

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21.10.2012 - 02:13
Eye-Licker
Really looking forward to this, hoping for another masterpiece. \m/
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05.12.2012 - 20:27
Abattoir
One of the most anticipated albums of the next year for me.
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24.02.2013 - 19:29
Rating: 8
InnerSelf
proofread free
Consistency is what MB are about, first impression is good.

EDIT : Marvelous epic songwriting, magnificent lyrics and an overall crushing release. We still have Procession and Officium Triste this year so it's already a great year for doom
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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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25.02.2013 - 17:29
Rating: 9
Daniell
_爱情_
The whole album is on Spotify, so if you're too cheap to buy it, listen to it there.
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Now loving:
Naglfar - I Am Vengeance
Hour of Penance - Cast the First Stone
Hate - Indestructible Pillar
Depeche Mode - Going Backwards
Flotsam & Jetsam - Forbidden Territories
Immolation - When the Jackals Come
Suffocation - Your Last Breaths
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25.02.2013 - 18:59
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Great album. The second track is completely outstanding
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27.02.2013 - 11:00
Rating: 9
Paradoxical
I waited for this for a long time and it did not disappoint at all. Great Album!
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28.02.2013 - 17:21
Rating: 9
Draugen
This album was my first proper experience with Mourning Beloveth and after a couple of playthroughs of it I am very impressed to say the least. The thing that stood out to me the most were the excellent use of clean vocals that really added a lot to the otherwise bone crushing sound. When it comes to clean vocals, especially in doom, I am usually very picky but in this case I can definatively not complain. As a matter of fact, I find it very difficult to complain about any aspect of this album and it will take a lot of effort for other doom bands to be able to top this in my opinion.
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01.03.2013 - 22:29
IronAngel
Rather surprised by the use of clean vocals. Granted, I barely know the previous LP, so maybe they went this direction before. But I really like the powerful, epic-doom-like vocal sound and melodies. Much moreso than the half-melodic, MDB-inspired recital on Sullen Sulcus (not that the album isn't otherwise amazing).

Perhaps not quite as tight and intense as I would like, but top-notch doom nonetheless. Magic Circle already released an awesome record and there's Procession, Orchid and Atlantean Kodex to come so I know this won't reach quite the top of my doom list, but whatever! Solid.
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01.03.2013 - 22:33
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by IronAngel on 01.03.2013 at 22:29

Rather surprised by the use of clean vocals. Granted, I barely know the previous LP, so maybe they went this direction before.



They've used clean vocals on every single album before, so right from the very first one, so please go to sleep mister-who-doesn't-know-what-he's-talking-about-at-all.
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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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01.03.2013 - 22:40
IronAngel
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 01.03.2013 at 22:33

They've used clean vocals on every single album before, so right from the very first one, so please go to sleep mister-who-doesn't-know-what-he's-talking-about-at-all.


Like twice on SS, for some flavor. Dunno about the others. But after two spins of this, I could swear there are several songs pretty much driven by the clean vocals. (I can't say which ones, I haven't followed what was playing.)

Could be wrong, but that's the impression that most stood out after listening. Maybe the vocal melodies are just better? Either way, the dynamic feels different.
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02.03.2013 - 21:41
Rating: 10
serega25
One more high-quality doom-metal album from great band
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02.03.2013 - 21:45
Fritillaria
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By far it's their best
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11.03.2013 - 14:41
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 02.03.2013 at 21:45

By far it's their best

Their debut and sophomore releases are both superior to this (by a lot). This is a great album, but not their best by any means.
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11.03.2013 - 16:00
Fritillaria
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Written by Alex F on 11.03.2013 at 14:41

Written by Guest on 02.03.2013 at 21:45

By far it's their best

Their debut and sophomore releases are both superior to this (by a lot). This is a great album, but not their best by any means.

but it's my opinion.
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11.03.2013 - 16:05
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:00

but it's my opinion.

This is what internet forums are for (or at least one's like MS), to discuss and argue opinions.
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11.03.2013 - 16:11
Fritillaria
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Written by Alex F on 11.03.2013 at 16:05

Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:00

but it's my opinion.

This is what internet forums are for (or at least one's like MS), to discuss and argue opinions.

absolutely, then let's argue what makes their other albums more interesting ?
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11.03.2013 - 16:29
Alex F
Slick Dick Rick
Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:11

absolutely, then what makes their other albums more interesting ?

First and foremost, I simply prefer the songwriting on the first two. The riffing, leads, vocals, melodies, all much more appealing to me on the first two records. Another factor that makes their early works (and specifically the debut) stand out is the production. The production on Dust is absolutely stunning, helping to create a dense and intense atmosphere which I adore.
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11.03.2013 - 16:35
Fritillaria
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Written by Alex F on 11.03.2013 at 16:29

Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:11

absolutely, then what makes their other albums more interesting ?

First and foremost, I simply prefer the songwriting on the first two. The riffing, leads, vocals, melodies, all much more appealing to me on the first two records. Another factor that makes their early works (and specifically the debut) stand out is the production. The production on Dust is absolutely stunning, helping to create a dense and intense atmosphere which I adore.

I agree somewhat with you, the production on Dust was outstanding for making the atmosphere you mentioned, but I prefer the songwriting on this new one more and that makes it the best for me.
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14.04.2013 - 07:25
Rating: 9
Daggon
Underpaid M.D.
I think it's hard for music to get more beautiful than this.
They really know how to deliver the goods, this album, and specially, "Nothing Has A Centre", are pure musical beauty delivered in a Doom metal package, nuff said.
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"Les vers savent qu'ils n'ont pas d'ailes, c'est pour cela qu'ils se cachent sous terre"
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03.05.2013 - 03:18
Rating: 7
Diverge
This was a huge step down from their previous albums. Maybe it's a grower.
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07.06.2013 - 18:10
Rating: 8
Erik M.
Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:35

Written by Alex F on 11.03.2013 at 16:29

Written by Guest on 11.03.2013 at 16:11

absolutely, then what makes their other albums more interesting ?

First and foremost, I simply prefer the songwriting on the first two. The riffing, leads, vocals, melodies, all much more appealing to me on the first two records. Another factor that makes their early works (and specifically the debut) stand out is the production. The production on Dust is absolutely stunning, helping to create a dense and intense atmosphere which I adore.

I agree somewhat with you, the production on Dust was outstanding for making the atmosphere you mentioned, but I prefer the songwriting on this new one more and that makes it the best for me.


You're both wrong, because The Sullen Sulcus is their best album.

Before judging Dust, keep in mind the actual album isn't very long: 56 minutes. The song "It Almost Looked Human" is from The Sullen Sulcus and "Forever Lost Emeralds" is a demo track (and a very boring track as well). Not all the tracks on Dust are as awesome for me, but The Sullen Sulcus is continuously excellent. All those tracks are among their best overall tracks in my opinion.
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11.07.2013 - 21:13
Rating: 6
Verdun_sc
Gonna be honest I listened to it again and while it's mostly solid, it's really, really bloated. Namely, Ethics on the Precipice is like 10 minutes too long. The others are also just "good" as compared to the wonderful material presented on Dust, SS, and Disease. There's not two discs worth of good or great material here is the issue really. The great bits are stretched too far apart. If they had cut it down to say, an hour even, it'd be better.
Written by Guest on 02.03.2013 at 21:45

By far it's their best

No. Not even close.
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11.07.2013 - 23:32
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Verdun_sc on 11.07.2013 at 21:13

If they had cut it down to say, an hour even, it'd be better.



so, down from 67 to 60 minutes? Not much of a cut down, now is it?


EDIT: Oops, forget what I said. Forgot to count the 14 minutes of disc two
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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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