Mourning Beloveth - _Dust_
(Bron, 2001)
by: Pedro Azevedo (8 out of 10)
If the fact that a band with a name such as Mourning Beloveth has just recorded their debut full-length at the Academy Studios with Mags as producer doesn't ring a bell (or a whole lot of them), then you should probably skip to the next review. Otherwise, you can surely guess _Dust_ brings back strong memories of early My Dying Bride and Anathema. _Dust_, "a true Irish tragedy", is a crushingly heavy, mournful doom/death dirge comprised of five tracks that last for a total of about an hour. Mourning Beloveth combine sombre clean vocals with a majority of harsh death vox, and add that to the massive sound of their instrumental side. Dismal and bleak, _Dust_ is also an emotional record (though not exactly in a romantic way) that is not concerned with being innovative or experimental, but simply compensates that with quality. _Dust_ reminds me think of Enchantment's _Dance the Marble Naked_, but not because the music is particularly similar (_Dust_ is much slower). Enchantment's only record became, for various reasons, quite a cult album in the doom metal underground -- but either underrated or simply unknown outside it, and the band disappeared shortly after releasing _DtMN_. Here's hoping that Mourning Beloveth will have much more of a fair opportunity to succeed at a higher level.

Contact: mourningbeloveth@ireland.com

(article published 5/13/2001)


CHATS
8/12/2001 P Azevedo Mourning Beloveth: Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes...
ALBUMS
4/28/2013 P Azevedo 9 Mourning Beloveth - Formless
7/2/2008 P Azevedo 9 Mourning Beloveth - A Disease for the Ages
3/10/2005 P Azevedo 8.5 Mourning Beloveth - A Murderous Circus
10/27/2003 P Azevedo 9 Mourning Beloveth - The Sullen Sulcus
9/1/2002 P Azevedo 8 Mourning Beloveth - Dust
RSS Feed RSS   Facebook Facebook   Twitter Twitter  ::  Mobile : Text  ::  HTML : CSS  ::  Sitemap

All contents copyright 1995-2014 their individual creators.  All rights reserved.  Do not reproduce without permission.

All opinions expressed in Chronicles of Chaos are opinions held at the time of writing by the individuals expressing them.
They do not necessarily reflect the opinions of anyone else, past or present.