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Vale Of Amonition - Immortalizing The Lugubrious, Or Those Of Evolving Despair

7.6 | 23 votes |
Release date: 10 January 2023
Style: Progressive doom metal


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01. Where They Gathered And Suffered
02. Sons Of The Moribund
03. My Firstborn Will Surely Be Blind
04. Drink The Poetry Of The African Wretch
05. Terminus
06. At Evolution's End

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It's always heartwarming to me when a band from a nation you'd least expect releases a quality album. Such is the case here with Vale Of Amonition's Immortalizing The Lugubrious, Or Those Of Evolving Despair.

published 13.01.2023 | Comments (7)

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11.01.2023 - 19:13
Rating: 8
A Nice Guy
This album is a great surprise, there's some excellent quality doom here reminding me of Candlemass, and I'm getting a slight hint of Paradise Lost too. the clean vocals take a bit of getting used to but all in all it's a very impressive release, and from Uganda too, just comes to show how far metal has streched, it's literally reached out and touched people from all corners of the globe!
12.01.2023 - 14:40
Rating: 9
Tropical Goat
The growls in this album use a bad technique, but it works 'cause sounds like a beast in agony.
Good album.
14.01.2023 - 08:04
Rating: 9

Epic traditional doom album. I'm glad the band is finally getting attention outside East Africa
15.01.2023 - 19:38
Rating: 8

I don't remember hearing any metal from Africa before but these kind of surprises are always welcome. I hear some Candlemass and Paradise Lost influence too. Vocals are somehow unique and I really like them, both clean and growls. Album cover art looks mystical and reminds me of 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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