on September 26th, 2016
There are highly overrated bands, worn out bands, awfully bad bands, trendy bands, the classics, of course, and there is DOOMED. This Germany based band is different in many ways: they dig top quality when it comes to composing new music, they do not sound like the genre's blue prints, they don't even hail the weed or do silly things a couple of bands think it would be necessary to become famous in the doom metal scene.
DOOMED simply serves quality, which is raised on the next level of perfection with every album. Thus with "Anna", which is the fifth full-length's name. It comes with stunning self-made artwork continuing the idea about the individual disaster wars and conflicts mean for an innocent child's life. The story starts "at the moment of the shooting of Anna's father during the deportation of the family, the gates of her psyche open and accompany her until an indefinite end. In her imagination – and who knows – maybe even in her reality there is no surrender. Not in life and not in death", Pierre Laube says about the album's content following an consistent story line throughout the facetted tracks that serve multi-layered emotions like utter aggressiveness in the form of brutal death riffage combined with abyssal grunts, also wonderful and desperate melodies at the same time.
It doesn't matter in which mood or circumstance you are in the very moment, "Anna" fits perfectly and manages to tickle your inner self out – the brute or the mourner. Neither is "Anna" a pure Doom nor a straight Death Metal album, it serves both extremely ass kicking blast passages as well as rolled out funeral grief – smart interwoven, rarely following the common a-b-a-b concept. The album is not intended to please, it is touching on a deeper level of emotion, unsettling, dystopian – it's disturbingly beautiful, or beautifully disturbing? Fact: quality is their saviour, DOOMED thy name! (SM)
Tracklist of "Anna":
1. Your Highness The Chaos
3. If The Thoughts Began To Be Tarnish
4. The Weeping Trees
5. Withering Leaves
6. Roots Remain
7. The Frozen Wish
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