Pallbearer - Foundations Of Burden



8.3 | 144 votes |
Release date: 19 August 2014
Style: Doom metal

Owners:

110 have it
21 want it


01. Worlds Apart
02. Foundations
03. Watcher In The Dark
04. The Ghost I Used To Be
05. Ashes
06. Vanished

The Best Doom Metal Album Of 2014
Top 20 albums of 2014: 19

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

Additional info
Recorded and mixed by Billy Anderson (Neurosis, Sleep, Agalloch, Melvins) at Type Foundry Studios.

Cover art by Animetalphysical.
Design and layout by Chimere Noire.

Staff review by
R'Vannith
Rating:
8.5
If you could encase within a coffin all that is texturally appealing about doom metal, Pallbearer knowingly carry six of these coffins to their grave in Foundations Of Burden. This is not to suggest that they simply bring the traditional sound of a genre to its untimely end, but, rather, in our modern era they place it respectfully in an ideal and honourable resting place. Ad Memoriam Doom.

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published 22.08.2014 | Comments (15)

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25.08.2014 - 09:39
Rating: 7
LeKiwi
High Fist Prog

Posts: 3295
From: UK

Great atmosphere, but those melodies are incredibly stale. This pales in the face of other epic doom bands...
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26.08.2014 - 03:37
Rulatore

Posts: 869
From: Brazil

Written by Paz on 24.08.2014 at 22:19

Thus far, I prefer Capilla Ardiente's debut over this. Sample.

Awesome indeed.

About Pallbearer, didn't like it
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27.08.2014 - 22:59
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

I really want to give this an 8. A lot of great, epic moments on here but it feels like they don't focus on them enough for the 55 minute length. Think I'd rather they stop wandering around the place, shave 15 or 20 minutes off and give us a filtered epic doom number with a better concentration of euphoric riffs. Weirdly 'Ashes' was probably my fave track on this. Probably because it didn't cause my mind to wander like moments of other tracks did.

Gotta be honest though, there's not much justification for Pallbearer being the darling child of doom at the moment. They're good, but not that good. One step forward after the two steps back of the previous album. Still the demo to top / match.
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28.08.2014 - 21:09
Rating: 9
musicalkaratekid

Posts: 1424
From: UK
Monumental album in my opinion, and for me one of the finest releases of 2014. It's not for everyone, but I really this style of metal personally. Highlights for me would be 'Worlds Apart', 'The Ghost I used to Be' and the closing 'Vanished', which often reminds me of 'To Bid you Farewell'.
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09.09.2014 - 22:46
Rating: 9
Maco

Posts: 1385
From: Peru

Fantastic doom. Better than the demo and Sorrow and Extinction.
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I'm derp.
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09.09.2014 - 22:53
Rating: 9
Maco

Posts: 1385
From: Peru

Written by Rulatore on 26.08.2014 at 03:37

Written by Paz on 24.08.2014 at 22:19

Thus far, I prefer Capilla Ardiente's debut over this. Sample.

Awesome indeed.

About Pallbearer, didn't like it


That's the album I mention in the shoutbox sometimes. My favorite doom metal album from this year.
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17.09.2014 - 21:47
Tox

Posts: 4
From: The Netherlands
Why isn't this album showing up in the top 20 of 2014 when it's score is high enough for the top 3 ?
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17.09.2014 - 21:59
!J.O.O.E.!
Defunct

Posts: 19156
From: UK

Written by Tox on 17.09.2014 at 21:47

Why isn't this album showing up in the top 20 of 2014 when it's score is high enough for the top 3 ?

Because the band's status is still invisible on the site, for some reason.
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19.09.2014 - 04:09
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist

Posts: 18929
From: Canada

Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 17.09.2014 at 21:59
Because the band's status is still invisible on the site, for some reason.

Fixed that problem.
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19.09.2014 - 05:42
Rating: 8
Unhealer
Eclecticist

Posts: 2187
From: Argentina

I decided for an 8. I have appreciation for this record more deserving of a 9, but what Joe says is true; they wander a lot on most songs and it's a shame.
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20.09.2014 - 01:50
Rating: 9
Dark Cornatus
Powerslave

Posts: 4285
From: Australia

After listening to this album 5 times, i'm rating it a 8. Amazing atmosphere on some songs. My only gripe is some songs just go nowhere for ages (like track 2 and 3), i feel like these songs could be broken up a little more. I think it's almost on par with the first album for me which i loved. Their method for this album is almost identical to the first album, so it was easily to enjoy. I'd like to see a little more variations in their sound sometimes though, as it's pretty flat listening to the albums through from start to finish. Great album all the same.

Favourite songs: 'World's Apart' is the standout, 'The Ghost i Used to Be' is awesome, especially toward the middle. These two songs are easily up there with Foreigner, my personal favourite.
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23.09.2014 - 04:42
Rating: 9
Boxcar Willy
yr a kook

Posts: 7347
From: Canada

Yeah, this is really good, even with a little wandering it still manages to hold my attention (which is a feat). The fuzzy low end and soaring leads combined with the angelic vocals really make this band the tops of trad doom. (not that I delve deep into this style, so bear with me, Marcel)
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08.10.2014 - 13:25
RVN

Posts: 2
From: Norway
Brilliant.
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13.10.2014 - 14:18
Rating: 9
Khassar

Posts: 1
From: Croatia
Excellent album on par with previous work Sorrow and Extintion, requires a few times of listeting since it is not so catchy on a first listen. In my oppinion, Pallbeare put some great effort to compose something more complex and uncatchy, but still so unique and enjoyable to listen in the end.
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24.12.2014 - 20:39
Rating: 8
Lionthrone

Posts: 102
From: USA

Solid Doom.
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13.02.2015 - 11:08
Rating: 7
In Bone Factory

Posts: 360
From: Iran

Nice traditional doom, but 55 minutes is long for this album.
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a hammerhead goobrian
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05.03.2015 - 18:00
Rating: 8
MHShokuhi

Posts: 31
From: Iran

I really like that, great album. i still like the start of last album more, but this album take you to a very good Doom-ish place. i just think i heard the style of 5th track (Ashes) before, which i really like and i think it was in 2014 albums :/ anyone can help?
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-All the Power on Earth Can't Change Destiny
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