UKRAINIAN DEATH/DOOM METAL
7/10 – LUKE HAYHURST
Released through Solitude Productions, Ukrainian death/doom metal seven piece (Yes, seven!) are looking to the future and for a brief glimpse into that future here is their new single release entitled “Sleeping With My Name”. Now this single release is padded out with two remix’s of the title song as a lot of single releases are but I’m skipping over them as I have a deep seated dislike of remix’s. “Sleeping With My Name” though is a mournful little number, slow, emotional and tugging at ones heart strings right from the off by using a flute to wander through the harsher guitar tones, adding an air of sorrow and betrayal into the mix. Growled vocals come into play that accentuate the music well but the real beauty of this sound is the depth of melodies contained within, and the cleaner vocals that permeate the release too giving it a haunting quality. Incessantly dark, bleak, humble and melancholy, this is a well made look into what is to come from Mournful Gust!