Dead To A Dying World - Litany

8 | 27 votes |
Release date: 18 August 2015
Style: Blackened doom metal, Sludge metal, Crust Punk


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3 want it

01. The Hunt Eternal
02. Cicatrix
03. Eventide
04. Beneath The Loam
05. Sick & Sunder
06. Narcissus

Mike Yeager - vocals
Heidi Moore - vocals
Eva Vonne - viola
Sean Mehl - guitars
Gregg Prickett - guitars
Cyrus Meyers - drums, orchestra bells
James Magruder - bass, guitars, piano

Additional musicians:
Brett Campbell - additional vocals
Daron Beck - additional vocals
Jamie Myers-Waits - additional vocals
Sarah Ruth Alexander - hammered dulcimer, additional vocals

Despite the long running time, Litany's numerous stylistic influences, great atmosphere & compositional depth keep the listener engaged for the entire duration of the album. In fact, with music this good the challenge isn't really about if you can get to the end without hitting the 'stop' button...but if you can stop yourself from immediately hitting 'play' again!

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19.10.2015 - 20:13
ex-News Man
Only heard the opening track, the 17-minute beast, and it sounds to me like pure WITTR/Weakling worship with the occasional Pallbearer-ian clean vocals. Nothing sludgy or even crusty about it at all. Maybe other songs will contain those styles, we'll see.

Well, so far, so good
29.03.2016 - 14:20
Rating: 8
M C Vice
The clean vocal parts in the 1st song remind me of someone, but I can't think who. Warning/40 Watt Sun, maybe? Agalloch?
Other parts sound like A Forest Of Stars.
"Another day, another Doug."
"I'll fight you on one condition. That you lower your nipples."
" 'Tis a lie! Thy backside is whole and ungobbled, thou ungrateful whelp!"
08.12.2016 - 23:32
Rating: 8
Mr. Doctor
These guys are much better on album than live... They were quite boring and uninspiring on stage but on album it's a whole different story. Not wow-worthy but still pretty good black/doom/whatever on this album. The comparison with WITTR is correct although the injection of melody and viola add for a voice of their own.
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.
26.08.2017 - 22:34
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If someone would want a recommendation of how metal sounded in the USA the last 10- 15 years this album does serve as a walkthrough of the different styles thats become popular - cascadian bm drums, folky interludes, violined sludge, atmo tremolos and ofc some pallbearer vocals. And I guess its okayish done but tbh its all become very generic.

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