Sunday, May 28, 2017

Cenotaph - The Gloomy Reflection of Our Hidden Sorrows (1992)

   On the side of Mortuary, Cenotaph was between the most influental bands for the forming Mexican extreme musical scene.
   Lately they were more known about their melodic death music, but like most bands that thime, they started in old school style. Their debut "The Gloomy Reflection of Our Hidden Sorrows" was more forward, included already some melodic themes which led to their late style, and also some doom influences. Sometimes close the death/doom, and in feeling similar to old Paradise Lost. It's not an ordinary death metal album, quite colorful in themes, opens a distorted and alternative world of dark impressions for the listener. The musical concept could be similar too. In this world heaviness and complex melodies trying to create a balance. Also don't lacks intensity and occasional grinding parts. Compared to the current main scene, their music showed the new direction of the progression of extreme music that was kind of new that time, only a few bands were into that. An interesting event of the early '90s.

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