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Mar 24, 2012
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Remembrance – “Fall, Obsidian Night” (2010)

Label : Firedoom Records

Review by Tony Cannella

From France, Remembrance play funeral death/doom metal and have previously released two full-length albums. Their third and latest is called, “Fall, Obsidian Night” and it is their first one to feature new drummer Norman Muller. “Fall, Obsidian Night” also features some of the heaviest and doom-filled riffs I have heard in recent memory – well, since their last one, “Silencing the Moments…”. Remembrance features two vocalists, Carline Van Roos is the female singer, her vocals are clean sounding and sometimes operatic. The male grunt vocals are performed by Mathieu Sachs and this is what you hear on the majority of the CD.There are only 7-songs on, “Fall, Obsidian Night” but the album clocks-in at 51-minutes worth of high calibre Doom metal, with the majority of songs being in the 7-9 minute range, the only exception being the almost 5-minute (mostly) instrumental track, “Our Memories Are Made of Stones”. Album opener, “Ageless Fever” begins with eerie keyboard music as the tune kicks in. The guttural, grunt style of Mathieu are on display for most of the track as the angelic female vocals of Carline adds a bit of a contrast to the song. Remembrance gets even slower and doomier on the next track, “Stone Mirrors”. The heaviness just keeps on coming with, “The Omen”, “Ice-Cold Conscience” and album closer, “Obsidian”. The overall vibe on, “Fall, Obsidian Night” is dark, bleak and foreboding with a wall of sound that is just massive. If you like slow, deliberate and heavy riffing, then Remembrance are the band for you. With, “Fall, Obsidian Night” Remembrance have released a solid and worthy follow-up to “Silencing the Moments…” that fans of that album should love.

Rating – 73/100

 

Tracklist

  1. Ageless Fever
  2. Stone Mirrors
  3. The Omen
  4. Our Memories Are Made of Stones
  5. Ice-Cold Conscience
  6. Winter Tides
  7. Obsidian


Line Up

  • Carline Van Roos – Keyboards, Vocals, Bass
  • Mathieu Sachs – Guitars, Vocals
  • Norman Muller – Drums

 

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Feb 19, 2012
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Remembrance – “Silencing the Moment…” (2008)

Label : Firedoom Records

Review By Tony Cannella

Carline Van Roos and Mathieu Sachs are very busy people these days. Not only are they part of the French Doom Metal band Lethian Dreams but they also front the band Remembrance also from France. The band describe themselves as funeral doom/death metal, so that should tell you all you need to know about where this band is coming from. Joining Carline (Keyboards, Vocals and Bass) and Mathieu (Guitars and Vocals) in the band is Norman Muller (Drums). The band has just issued their album Silencing The Moments…” and it is a brilliant slice of down-tuned, doom metal of the finest and fiercest order. Like Lethian Dreams, Remembrance‘s “Silencing The Moments…” contains only 6-songs, yet clocks in at 56-minutes long. Most of the songs are between 9 and 12-minutes long. There is a lot of music hear. The song “Thief of Light” starts the doom. With it’s eerie intro that builds to a crescendo as the track kicks in. The majority of the vocals are handled by Mathieu on this song and his style is of the more extreme nature. Carline joins in near the end of the song. The song builds nicely and it really is a great indicator of what Remembrance is all about. “Death Diaries” is next and it begins with a nice keyboard intro before the heaviness kicks in. This song is just out-and-out down tuned heaviness. Once again Mathieu handles most of the vocal duties with Carline providing background and harmony support. This song is very atmospheric and a definite highlight. Track 3 is the title song. “Silencing The Moments…” begins with a nice piano intro and Carline‘s vocals coming in over it. As the heaviness picks up the pace, the vocals of Mathieu comes in and really take over the song. This track is another highlight and it is obvious that Mathieu and Carline have great chemistry together. The next song “These Hallways Are Eternal” is also the shortest at almost 3-minutes long. It features some eery keyboard music with Carline‘s soft voice spoken over it. It creates a cool vibe and offers a bit of a change of pace. The final two songs “Fragments” and “One Reckless Sleep” end things on a heavy, doomy note and are two more highlights and a solid way to bring things to a close.What can I say? With “Silencing The Moments…” Remembrance have put out a solid release that is another fine statement in the doom genre. The songs are well written, well produced and the CD as a whole is very impressive and a great accomplishment for this trio of musicians.

Rating – 75/100

 

Tracklist 

  1. Thief of Light
  2. Death Diaries
  3. Silencing the Moments
  4. These Hallways Are Eternal
  5. Fragments
  6. One Reckless Sleep

 

Line Up 

  • Matthieu Sachs – Guitars, Vocals
  • Carline Van Roos – Keyboards, Bass, Backing Vocals, Drum Programming
  • Norman Müller – Drums

 

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