An exceptional project from Manfred Schunke (vocals, electronic effects) and Klaus Schulze (drums) with Apama Chakravarti (on harmonium, tamboura, vocals), Ed Key (vocals, instruments). The concept is about Man creation and human, technological evolution throw ages. Musically the music alternates vibrant dronescapings, cosmic, electro-acoustic noises, esoteric doom like choirs and weird dreamy folk evocations. Their interlocking sound can be compared in some aspects to Organisation's embryonic electronic approach, Klaus Schulze first efforts in agitated drones and Popol Vuh / Deuter mystical sense of composition. Hermetic but monumental and now cult.
My Dying Bride, the longstanding pillar of gothic doom, display why they remain so synonymous with the genre, with a three disc voyage leading us through 25 years of the best possible misery in this complete Meisterwerk collection. 'Meisterwerk III' is a triple CD release consisting of three volumes of classic tracks spanning the whole era of the band, plus unusual & rare numbers lifted from My Dying Bride's expansive catalogue. This comprehensive My Dying Bride release chronicles the band's demo days & formative studio recordings up to their acclaimed 2015 doom opus 'Feel the Misery', while taking in the sombre atmospherics of the orchestral brilliance of 'Evinta', and placing their own identifiable stamp on cover versions of tracks by the likes of Portishead, & the traditional English ballad "Scarborough Fair", based upon the town in the band's native county of Yorkshire.
Doom Metal Style explores the use of the natural minor scale within a Doom Metal context. This feature gives students a good look at how to turn one idea into many using a variety of techniques. Examples focus on harmonizing riffs, octave harmony ideas, soloing using a combination of pentatonics and natural minor scales, and fusing gothic ideas with doom riffs a la Paradise Lost.
This is the first lesson in the Metal Guitar Studies series - an etude exploring scales, riffs and techniques in the classic Doom style of bands such as Black Sabbath and St Vitus.
Taking every degree and level of pain they can find and unleashing it through an emotional turmoil which smothers light and hope, Eye Of Solitude has created one of the most impressive and devastating doom clad death metal violations in a long time. New album Canto III is an insidious sonic vampire, a tsunami of emotional suffocation which permeates every thought, ignites every shadow, and casts negatively bred emotions in the psyche and heart of the listener.