Saturday, March 12, 2011

Mar De Grises - Stream Inwards (2010)


"The music of Mar de Grises invites to a desolate trip through the endless movement of our lives. Bitter feelings and the diverse forms in which the man expresses them are intermingled with the most various musical elements to create an intense sonorous film, where moving emotions emerge from overwhelming atmospheres."

I don't remember who shared this with me but THANK YOU whoever you are because this was fucking incredible. I was skeptical at first because it was a death doom band and was just like oh boy here we go... another boring ass generic death doom band but I was really really really surprised. Be prepared to be mesmerized by a soothing melancholic sound that also captures the beauty and essence of metal.. Mar De Grises takes that familiar death doom sound and incorporates such things as post-rock, ambient and melodic-esque riffs to give it a unique sound. There are some hints of symphonic structure to it with synths coming in on the third track. I'm trying to think of what it would be compared to. Maybe Dissection meets Isis or something? No, not that. EVEN BETTER! This album definitely sets the bar for the originality meter when it comes to doom metal AND death metal. I would have to say this was by far the most innovative band I've heard in a long, long, long time. Fans appreciative of metal and those looking to get into it but aren't sure what would be fitting, I would suggest this. Now you have something to brag about when your friends ask if you know any good bands from Chile! 

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