Category Archives: Doom Metal

Causality in music

[Originally written for deathmetal.org] [EDIT: The image above might suggest that I believe in the idea of a prime mover as postulated by religious doctrine. I don’t, not in that exact sense, nor did I stop to think of it … Continue reading

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The gothic in metal: MDB’s Turn Loose The Swans vs Opeth’s Orchid

The term gothic is commonly associated with surface trappings in popular perception but what it really signifies is a setting, and, more esoterically, a mood and the expression it finds. What we call ineffable is the gothic; that which falls outside … Continue reading

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Encoffination – III – Hear Me, O’ Death (Sing Thou Wretched Choirs) (2014)

How slow can one play before interconnections between melody begin to show signs of disintegration? For what duration can a musical phrase be stretched of itself and still maintain general coherence and kinship with the overall structure of the song … Continue reading

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