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Friday, February 1, 2013

Indulgence (Nzl) - Enigmatic Thought

Genre: Doom/Death Metal
Country: New Zealand
Year: 1995

1. Question
2. Pleasure
3. Threnody

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I'm uploading this because it seems to be a bit of rarity, and with all the recent Mediafire takedowns across the internet, it can't hurt to have a few more links of obscure material out there.

The demo opens with a bit of a cheery flute intro, almost in a folk metal vein. Happy times to come, right? WRONG. Complete and utter doom and gloom follows. Hell, I'd go as far as to call this funeral doom metal. Very slow and deliberate, like trudging through impossibly dark caverns unknown. Hopeless grief and death surround you, but the music plods on.

The production is stiff and stuffy; quite fitting with this style of music, fortunately. A lone guitar lead drones on, accompanied by an eerie echo of a double bass. The cover art is that of Auguste Rodin's "The Thinker", and again, very fitting as this is the kind of music you sit still in a dark room and listen to as you ponder life's unknowns.