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Descend Into Despair - Opium



7.5 | 21 votes |
Release date: 31 May 2020
Style: Funeral doom metal

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01. Ensh[r]ine
02. Antumbra
03. Dis[re]member

Staff review by
ScreamingSteelUS
Rating:
7.9
Radu foisted this album upon me with the suggestion that I am Metal Storm's "non-Romanian with the best expertise in reviewing Romanian music." Well, mulţumesc; I can never ignore a good buttering-up.

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published 15.05.2020 | Comments (8)

03.07.2023
The news of Descend Into Despair disbanding because they felt like they couldn't make art that was worthwhile for anyone hit especially hard, with them being one of the first bands from my country I discovered thanks to Metal Storm, at a time when my love for extreme doom was barely starting to develop, so they're a band I also hold partially responsible for that. Though out of all the releases I could pick, it is their final one that feels most meticulous, from the ways the synths enhance so much of the atmosphere, to just how much attention was poured in the mix of painting and photography on the cover art, all of it makes the context of the disbandment even more depressing and frustrating.

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08.05.2020 - 15:56
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Staff
Fellas, we in for a good one

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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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31.05.2020 - 20:48
Rating: 9
RaduP
CertifiedHipster
Staff
Streaming

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Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
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07.06.2020 - 04:24
Rating: 9
Auntie Sahar
Drone Empress
Third time's the charm I guess. This really is their best yet to my ears, the synth presence and overall ambiance is just astounding.
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I am the Magician and the Exorcist. I am the axle of the wheel, and the cube in the circle. “Come unto me” is a foolish word: for it is I that go.

~ II. VII
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10.06.2020 - 06:36
Maco
Pvt Funderground
Congrats to this band, this sounds as good as any Shape Of Despair album and that's a big compliment.
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Crackhead Megadeth reigns supreme.
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