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Review: Denial of God - The Hallow Mass
Denial of God
The Hallow Mass

Label: Osmose Productions
Year released: 2019
Duration: 1:02:55
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 4.25/5

Review online: December 20, 2019
Reviewed by: Michel Renaud
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The Hallow Mass

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The Hallow Mass is Denial of God's second studio release this year, after the The Shapeless Mass EP. The album clocks in at just over an hour and it really feels like it—not that it overstays its welcome by being this long, but the album is so heavy, gloomy, doomy and slow that it really gets to you after a while. It's not really the best thing to listen to if you're feeling down on a dark rainy day, let's put it that way.

All that heaviness, doom and gloom are delivered with a large dose of melancholic melodies that are sometimes sorrowful, sometimes more upbeat and kicking the speed up a notch, even throwing in some cool catchy bits to wake the listeners out of this otherwise tormented album. The vocals are harsh but mostly decipherable if you pay close enough attention, and there's quite a bit of emotions conveyed by the vocalist, complementing the music very well. The Hallow Mass is rather diverse and there's something to discover on every listen, so prepare yourself to have to do some work to take it all in.

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Review: The Shapeless Mass (reviewed by Michel Renaud)
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