Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Depressed Mode: Ghosts of Devotion (4.5/5)

Year: 2007
Genre: Atmospheric Death Doom
Label: Firedoom Music
TRT: 51:15

Depressed Mode started out as a joke amongst members of Shape of Despair, but quickly solidified as the potential was realized.

Even with a lame pun for a name, this band manages to be kickass. Part of what makes them so good is their ability to balance the mid-paced with the snails-paced.

The other part is their ability to weave the elements of female vocals, keys, piano and strings into their songs, without ever coming off as cheesy, trite or forced.

I may even like this release more than the new one, which will undoubtedly rank high on my end of the year best of metal list.

01 Alone
02 So Long
03 Words of Silence
04 Suffer in Darkness
05 Ghosts of Devotion
06 The Sun Is Dead
07 Fallen Angel
08 Dunkelheit
09 Cold

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