|Review: Qaalm - Resilience & Despair|
|Resilience & Despair|
Label: Trepanation Recordings
Year released: 2022
Genre: Doom Metal
Review online: June 20, 2022
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
for:Resilience & Despair
Rated 1.5/5 (30%) (2 Votes)
Debut for this band from LA, and their sound is a blend of Doom styles, from melodic Doom to harsher Doom/Death and, while it has some interesting parts, it doesn’t have enough ideas to carry them through these long songs. All four of these tracks are over 14 minutes long, and so they all have long, moody buildups with ambient sounds and melodic instrumentation. In general, these are the most interesting parts of the compositions, as once the band gets to the meat of a song they just tend to repeat and repeat until you are bored. The clean vocals, where used, are passable but much more evocative than the raspy harsh vocals, which are just flat and have no emotion or variety to them. Whenever I started a song on here I was interested, as I thought the atmosphere was really cool, but then it never went anywhere.
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