Fall of the Idols
The Seance
Style: Doom Metal
Release date: December 10th 2008

How not to fall for Fall of the Idols 's cover when you're an artist en herbe ? For those who, like me, think that the outside is as worthy as the inside, check out the works of Reverend Bizarre's Albert Witchfinder.

I won't say the music is as colourful and nuanced as the cover; actually it's sterile and straight as the geometric forms. That is called sterile in a good way; this is purely Finnish: nude, some will say bleak and they are not wrong, with a very subtile touch of Eastern folklore, yes, actually, listen carefully to the beginning of the 'Nosophoros'.

In The Seance , you will sometimes feel like you're sitting in a mental asylum, hence the title? Anyway, it's awesome, especially the vocals. Mind you, this is not a standard doom record at all; it rocks, it grooves, there is a real progression of the mood through the record. You just have to give it time to sink!

While many will not take the band's signals the same way as I no matter what, I enjoyed my listenings, and I encourage all special interested, fans of My Dying Bride, Candlemass, and doom generally to give this record a chance.

And a big sorry to the guys for not posting this before now.


01. Nosophoros
02. The Conqueror Worm
03. At the Birth of the human Shadow
04. My Home the Gallows
05. Cathedral of Doom
06. Cold Air
07. An Age comes to its End

Label: I Hate Records
Distribution: I Hate Recods
Artwork rating: 80/100
Reviewed by: LyM
Date: October 16th 2009
Website: www.falloftheidols.com