Hulluuden Muuri, the latest album from doomsters, Fleshpress is available now on CD or digital download. The LP will released on July 14th 2017.
Hulluuden Muuri is 5 tracks of progressive & brutal doom-infused black metal. The album is incredibly moody, very uncomfortable sounding. Opening song Lunastuksen Ajan Veren Riitti has a wailing guitar sound that is like screaming ,the disjointed sound is very unsettling.
The ambient sounds that echo through the mind for the first 2 plus minutes of Hulluuden Viiltävä Lasipinta continues the unsettling feelings. That it leads into a jagged beat, slow & methodical doesn’t lift the morose thoughts at all. It’s very moody & The evilness increases when the vocals come in.
Hulluuden Muuri is an album that is very much a statement of fury. Oikeamieliset is even darker sounding. A short impactful ambient track with horror style effects. The echoing shouting vocals really hit hard.
The doom really goes up a notch (if such a thing was possible) on Siintävän Totuuden Häikäisevä Kajo, the blend of black riffs & distant vocals really having impact. It’s slow & heavy but the ambience really adds a lot to it otherwise it might just sound poorly produced.
It ends on Voiman Täydellinen Toteutuminen, a 12 plus minute finale. Furious riffing & drumming, constant like a nail being hammered into your head. If you’ve not enjoyed the album so far, this isn’t going to make much difference.
Hulluuden Muuri is heavy & incredibly unsettling but it is addictive listening.
Fleshpress – Hulluuden Muuri Full Track Listing:
1. Lunastuksen Ajan Veren Riitti
2. Hulluuden Viiltävä Lasipinta
4. Siintävän Totuuden Häikäisevä Kajo
5. Voiman Täydellinen Toteutuminen
Fleshpress - Hulluuden Muuri (Self Released)
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