7 Songs, 45 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a proclivity for pulverizing slo-mo riffs and lengthy compositions, Finnish doom dealers Hooded Menace plunge into the abyss on their fifth album. Propelled by churning grooves, mournfully melodic guitars, and a love for the cult Spanish horror series Blind Dead, anguish-ridden epics "Sempiternal Grotesqueries," "Cathedral of Labyrinthine Darkness,” and "Charnel Reflections" heave and moan under the sepulchral incantations of vocalist Harri Kuokkanen. The band goes instrumental—and partially acoustic—on the stately closer "Black Moss."

EDITORS’ NOTES

With a proclivity for pulverizing slo-mo riffs and lengthy compositions, Finnish doom dealers Hooded Menace plunge into the abyss on their fifth album. Propelled by churning grooves, mournfully melodic guitars, and a love for the cult Spanish horror series Blind Dead, anguish-ridden epics "Sempiternal Grotesqueries," "Cathedral of Labyrinthine Darkness,” and "Charnel Reflections" heave and moan under the sepulchral incantations of vocalist Harri Kuokkanen. The band goes instrumental—and partially acoustic—on the stately closer "Black Moss."

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