Sorrow Plagues – Sorrow Plagues (2016)

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Author: Crono

Artist: Sorrow Plagues

Album: Sorrow Plagues

Label: Independent

Genre: Atmospheric Black/Blackgaze

 

One of my very first reviews here on Fetid Dead was double EP review of Lustre and Sorrow Plagues. During that review, I had some lukewarm feelings about Sorrow Plagues; I could see the potential, but at the same time, there were a few issues that I thought needed to be worked out by the band. With the release of their debut album, Sorrow Plagues, I have to opportunity to revisit the band and see how they’ve grown. So, first and foremost, have my complaints with the band been worked out? Well, for the most part, yes they have. However, they’ve introduced a whole new set of issues along with it. Continue reading

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Ghost Bath – Moonlover (2015)

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Artist: Ghost Bath

Album: Moonlover

Label: Northern Silence Productions

Reviewer: Marc D.

First things first: let’s get it out of the way that Ghost Bath is not from China and that “Nameless” is really some white dude named Dennis Mikula who was in a couple of post-hardcore or metalcore bands or something. Maybe it was mathcore. I don’t know, and I don’t really care. It’s a non-issue for me. As cool as it would have been to hear some more regional metal, what it really comes down to is the music itself. How it was marketed, as misleading as it was, is irrelevant. Continue reading