FUNERAL/DEATH DOOM METAL | MOSCOW/ RUSSIA
RELEASED IN 2012 BY SOLITUDE PRODUCTIONS
Who Dies In Siberian Slush has been formed in April 2013 by Evander Sinque in Moscow, Russia. The band has released so far three demos, two full lengths and a Split with Ego Depths.
Impressive from the very beginning, the band brings a new album in 2012 called “We Have Been Dead Since Long Ago…” , an amazing piece of work for funeral doom lovers. A must have for any impassioned of this genre.
The album is a magnificent one, clearly symbolizing, by its suggestive title, the loss of all life, all hope , the imprisonment of human thoughts and inclination towards a self destructive set of actions.
Blatantly, the album starts with “The Day Of Marvin Heemeyer”.
For those who do not recognize the name, Marvin John Heemeyer (October 28, 1951 – June 4, 2004) was a welder and an automobile muffler repair shop owner.
Outraged over the outcome of a zoning dispute, he armored a Komatsu D355A bulldozer with layers of steel and concrete and used it on June 4, 2004, to demolish the town hall, the former mayor’s house, and other buildings in Granby, Colorado. The rampage ended when the bulldozer got stuck in the basement of a building he had previously destroyed. Heemeyer then killed himself with a handgun.
Conceptually, the music is disturbing, knitted with passages from documentaries about the MH happening, quite progressive to be honest, but this works out perfectly with the tone of the composition.
Moreover,the gravity and the timber of E.S’ vocals puts things in right order, if you’d like to have your thoughts pierced by a bullet.
Vocals, I may add, are powerful,grave,low and guttural ,here and there , and that’s one thing one cannot but be hit straight in the epicenter of the brain with.
Following the tracklist, the music flows in naturally, almost too perfect to be true. A good combination of torment and honey-as some would say, absolutely in tone with the whole idea behind the music,concept and ideology.
My favorite would have to be “Funeral March -14”, an absolutely fantastic piece of work, a facade of an unknown fallen deity, a somber apogee of sadness, straight from the grave’s depths.
Extremely enjoyable, tensioned, well conceived, “We Have Been Dead Long Ago” is probably on my top 10 favorites for 2012! [9.7/10 – DANIEL DUMITRU]