Slow – V – Oceans (2018)


Originally released on 2017, “V – Oceans” is too much of an album to not have on vinyl, so Code666 is handling this task. Slow is a one-man project which hails from Belgium and it crafts some of the most devastating and bleak Atmospheric/Funeral Doom Metal we have ever heard. Featuring five songs, this is definitely a release you need to take in with full attention and on a dark and gloomy day.

The album starts with a very slow and mournful progression in “Aurore”. The riffing is slow and painful, allowing for the atmospheric elements to shine and lead way to the crushing growls. The band’s mastermind, Déhà, has tons of musical experience and by participating in outfits like Clouds. In Slow, he takes things even further, unleashing songs that are over 10 minutes long and perfectly paced for bleakness, just like the dreamy “Ténèbres”.

Creating a very powerful and dense wall of sound, tracks like “Déluge” craft an unnerving atmosphere that transmits feelings of hopelessness and emotional frailty. Unleashing some of the most excruciating passages of this release, “Néant” is definitely one of the highlights with its brutal tempo changes and pummeling guitar work.

As the album closes with the heavily atmospheric “Mort”, we are left quite exhausted thanks to the intensity and brutality of this release. Taking full command of his creation, Déhà unleashes one of the most intense and punishing Atmospheric/Funeral Doom Metal releases of the last several years. If you like bands like Shape of Despair, Mournful Congregation, Loss, Thou, and similar outfit, you better not miss this highly refined gem.

Band: Slow Album: V – Oceans

Label: Code666

Release: January 26th, 2018

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Genre: Atmospheric/Funeral Doom Metal

Country: Belgium

Rating: 92/100

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