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Fossilization - He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten

He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten
by "Metal Mark" Garcia at 28 May 2021, 12:28 PM

To play Doom Death Metal is to play with slow paced set of tempos and a smashing aggressive insight. But it doesn’t mean that the genre has nothing special to show, but’s the opposite: to work in such way, one band must have talent. And even in a so primordial state, the Brazilian duet FOSSILIZATION shows a good work on “He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten”.

It’s a form of Doom Death Metal, done with grunts contrasting the slow tempos and funereal ambiences. And these contrasts works in a great way on the hands of the band, creating something atmospheric and funereal, but with a good aggressiveness (because they use some fast parts influenced by Old School Death Metal). It’s massive, heavy and filled with smashing bones aggressiveness, and with an energy that’s really personal. The hands of Otso Ukkonen worked on the mixing and mastering of “He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten”. For such a musical work, a raw and rusty approach is the perfect match, and he did something in this way. Obviously a bit more of clarity could have operated miracles, but for now it’s good.

The band’s preference for songs that aren’t so long was a wise choice, because the gleam of “Neanderthal Tombs” (with an abrasive aggressive approach in some slow moments that show nasty guitar riffs), “Blight Cathedral” (that is nearer Old School Death Metal due its fast moments, and the grunts are really very good), and “He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten” (a massive weight and an astonishing aggressive insight with very good energetic tempos) are the EP’s best moments. But all five songs will have a seductive appeal for the fans of such genre.

For now, “He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten” can be said as a fine sample of what FOSSILIZATION can do in the future. For now, it’s a good work, indeed.

Songwriting: 8
Musicianship: 8
Memorability: 7
Production: 6

3 Star Rating

1. Neanderthal Tombs
2. Blight Cathedral
3. Caronte
4. He Whose Name Was Long Forgotten
5. A Deplorable Epoch
V. - Vocals, Guitars, Bass, Synths, Percussion
P. - Drums
Record Label: Everlasting Spew Records


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