FUNERAL DOOM METAL | TAMPERE/ FINLAND
RELEASED VIA WEIRD TRUTH PRODUCTIONS ON 01/04/2012
From the frost bitten nocturnal lakes of Finland comes an album so mournful and filled with anguish it should come packaged with its own razor blade. (For the emo contingent amongst you all) Tampere’s PROFETUS have returned after a three year gap with their sophomore opus entitled “…To Open The Passages In Dusk”, a dark slab of Funeral Doom Metal melancholic after birth, spewed into being by the collective imaginations of four very troubled Finns.
Displaying all of the get up and go of a collective of snails, Profetus don’t so much cruise along as drag themselves, by hook or by crook through the snowy passes and lake infested forests at a soul draining pace, slow, laboured and at all times carrying upon their backs the weight of the world, crushing them slowly down towards the earth as their shoulders struggle beneath the weight of so many years collective woe and betrayal.
It may only be four tracks in length but “…To Open The Passages In Dusk” is now featherweight, coming in just under an hour in duration, but at no point does the album out stay it’s welcome. That being said if you are not really a fan of Funeral Doom then this may not convert you. It is not a joy ride of sound and pleasure, it is an ordeal of pain and torture, an album for Doom purists who know what they like and enjoy taking their time with an album. “…To Open The Passages In Dusk” is for all you solemn creatures who dwell in darkness and brood on the wrongs of the world. [7/10 – LUKE HAYHURST]