Second album from Canadian Funeral Doom Metal
band Longing For Dawn. The Canadians follows the same path as
on their first album “One Lonely Path” and we are talking slow,
slow, very slow and more than heavy and very atmospheric Funeral
Doom Metal with a dark Ambient edge.
“A Treacherous Ascension” should make fans of
the band jump in joy because I’m not sure if I’ve ever heard a more
atmospheric and slow CD. Everything here from keyboards to guitars
is in slow-motion and trust me; you really have to hear it for
yourself to believe how oddly enchanting it is.
This form of Dark Ambient/Funeral Doom Metal is
more than background music to me, however it needed a few spins
before I was really hooked.
When I listen to this release I find myself
entering to a deeper
state of mind…and suddenly I’m drifting away…further and further
away. Into deep, deep space… the darkness and loneliness surrounds
me and eventually I reach a distant planet millions and millions of
light years away. A planet with beautiful landscapes… I see icebergs
and glaciers but suddenly I find myself back in the emptiness
floating further away into deep and dark space.
The vocals (growls) brings me back to earth and I realize that
Longing For Dawn really has broadened my horizon when
it comes to music like this.
The production is excellent and greatly helping
the listener to becoming absorbed in the music and soundscapes, and
there are plenty of them.
So, if you can’t get it dark, slow and
atmospheric enough, check this band out and yes, it’s certainly
music for a particular mood but its easy to become lost in it, with
Check it out.