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Troy Killjoy
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  03.06.2012 at 22:14
Towards Darkness, formerly known as The Mass, have been active in the underground Canadian doom scene for over a decade now. Under their old name they played a form of sludgy death doom, releasing a full-length album in 2004 before adopting a new style with the name change the following year. They play a melodic form of funeral doom now, with two releases under their belt.



The Mass:
Towards Darkness (2004)

Towards Darkness
Solemn (2007)
Barren (2012)

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Troy Killjoy
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  03.06.2012 at 22:19
I'll also be emailing the members with some questions for an interview, so anyone who wants to get their own question in feel free to ask in this thread or message me.
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  03.06.2012 at 22:23
Big fan of their debut... the thought of melodic funeral doom kind of puts me off. I guess it's worth a listen though.
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Array

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  03.06.2012 at 22:25
I'ma check this out during this year. Questions? Ask them what's the ultimate darkness. And what's their opinion on limited releases in general (they have released Empire).

"Only for mailorder/retail sales this digipack is sold in bundle with their unreleased minialbum "Empire" as a BONUS extra disc, 100 copies limited!
Normal distribution copies will not include the "Empire" disc!" <- Source for that.
Troy Killjoy
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  03.06.2012 at 22:54
They aren't the exact same melodic funeral doom a la Shape of Despair or Remembrance, but they definitely aren't as extreme as say, Ahab's debut or Esoteric.

As for your questions, Array, I'll definitely make note of the limited release opinion. I'd be curious to know whether they do it for aesthetic purposes, collection purposes, or just to see who the real die-hard fans are. :/
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BoxCar Willy
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  04.06.2012 at 03:25
Written by Troy Killjoy on 03.06.2012 at 22:54

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I'd like to know what they take their influences from.
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Troy Killjoy
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  04.06.2012 at 04:13
Will make sure to include that as well. I'm assuming given the lack of Canadian doom projects that they look South or across the border for doom influences, although I can't be sure what other music they draw inspiration from.
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BlueMobius
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  04.06.2012 at 04:52
Ah one of the first doom albums I purchased was their debut. Pretty good band. Haven't really listened to their other stuff though.

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