- Product Code: SP. 145-19
- Availability: In Stock
- € 9.90
- Price in bonus-scraps: 59
The second full-length studio album by British Doom/Death Metal band.
Consecration comes from Norwich, England. Their second full-length, “Fragilium”, stands out as one of the darker, and often times disturbing, Doom releases of the year. It is an album that deeply embraces its own sound, and it is better for it. Of the five tracks that make up the album, only the opener “In Darkened Slumber” comes in under 10 minutes. The music is not in a hurry to get anywhere; rather, the band draws you into a netherworld where sounds drift like mist along a dark river.
The contrast between peace and disharmony is most clearly made by the vocals. Whenever these growling, guttural noises burst in, alongside slow to mid-tempo riffing and more aggressive percussion, the peaceful spell the band casts is broken. In some ways, this contrast the band plays with is a strength and adds colour to the songs, but while the simplicity of the calmer passages is effective in its soothing qualities.
Altogether it’s a case of an enjoyable, haunting journey, but a feeling that it could be something more.
Solitude Productions, 2019 (SP. 145-19). First press.
1. In Darkened Slumber 07:28
2. A Sentinel for the Fragile 11:06
3. In Somnus Ego Morrior (In My Sleep I Die) 12:55
4. An Elegy for the Departed 12:19
5. To Welcome the Grey 12:16
Total playing time: 56:04 min.