Power of Metal.dk Review

A Sickness Unto Death
Style: Melodic Doom
Release date: 3 May, 2013
Playing time: 47:51

Hearing the name of the band, most of the Danish readers will think about the book with that title, written by the Danish philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. I am sure that this German doom band have chosen this name because of that book. I haven't had the time to focus on the lyrics enough, but perhaps they are also inspired by the book.

This band only consists of 2 members; Michael Maas (all instruments) and Tim Ziegler (Vocals/Samples). For me it wasn't an easy job to listen to the album from start to finish. The doom they serve is a little bit too melancholic for me. Harsh grunting vocals are varied by a bit weaker sounding clean ones. The band Anathema is the one that they remind me of the most and some heavier parts have guitar pieces that have some Paradise Lost in them.

Personally I am a bit more a fan of bands like Candlemass and Winter if we speak of doom, that's why I'm not that enthusiastic. However, if you like stuff in Anathema style, I advice you to check this album out.

01. Zub Zero
02. Epic Fail
03. Rain of Shards
04. Goddess in Dust
05. Gallows Tree Thy Name
06. Despair
07. Ghost Light Dawn
08. Ruined
09. Flames Leap High
Label: Vorbunt Records
Distribution: Vorbunt Records
Reviewed by: Reinier de Vries
Date: 1 May, 2013
Website: www.asicknessuntodeath.de