Bled White Via The End Records
Release Date July 15
One of the earliest doom metal bands, Novembers Doom, is set to release their ninth full studio album on July 15, entitled Bled White.
They've been around for over two decades now and it appears their work has yet to diminish. I was very impressed with the sound and production quality of this latest release. They're one of the innovators of doom and they also have touches of death metal sprinkled in as well. Things are pretty brutal this time around, just the way I like it.
The lyrics are major high point for me. Vocalist Paul Kuhr gives an intense performance and I feel he really puts his heart into every last lyric. The title track, "Heartfelt" and "Just Breathe" are crystal clear proof of that. He transitions astoundingly well from hate filled verses to more positives messages in one fell swoop.
Each song on this album is well thought out and there really is no filler. Every track wonderfully bleeds into the next and they truly accomplished something beautiful but also destructive at the same time. They try new things well but stick to a formula they have more than perfected over the years.
These lads from Chicago are constantly evolving and push the boundaries each time out. Dare I say this is the finest release they have ever put forth.
Make sure you pick this one up when it drops on July 15. You won't regret it.
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