Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Tyranny - Tides of Awakening

Genre: Funeral Doom
Country: Finland
Year: 2005
Label: Firedoom

From the deepest filth-ridden crevasses of R'lyeh comes Tyranny, one of the most epic, evil funeral doom bands on the planet. Okay, they're actually from Finland, but the five sun-crushing dirges on this album will have you thinking Azathoth decided to write the ideal soundtrack to himself devouring the cosmos. The production is unfathomably huge, the drums sounding like they're rising from the furthest reaches of the ocean depths, the behemoth cyclopean rhythm guitars churning and writhing beneath sinister leads, all underpinned by subtle, textural keys that enhance the stygian, otherworldy atmosphere. Any sanity you might have left is utterly annihilated by the downright demonic vocals, whose visceral, infernal rumble truly thrusts Tides of Awakening into its own realm of incredibly malevolent universe-murdering funeral doom. This is a must-listen for fans of the genre.

For fans of Thergothon, Catacombs, Wormphlegm, and Colosseum.

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