Grieving - Songs for the Weary
The Grieving narrate evil with stories of devils, witches, and the capacity for evil in the heart of every humans among sounds of doom.
Title: Songs for the Weary
Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Godz Ov War Productions
Release Date: July 26, 2021
1. Crippled by the Weight of Powerlessness
2. This Godless Chapel
3. A Crow Funeral
4. Foreboding of a Great Ruin
5. Witch Hunt Eternal
6. Lucifer Wept
Wojciech Kaluza - Vocals
Artur Ruminski - Guitars, Bass, Synth
Bartosz Licholap - Drums
The Grieving narrate evil with stories of devils, witches, and the capacity for evil in the heart of every humans among sounds of doom. "Songs for the Weary", a very solid tone with echoes in the style of Candlemass. While not shining in originality, the band is able to engage with good melodies and a good level and how not to expect this given the provenance of Furia, Georgia and Mentor to name a few.
To me, Doom Metal equals psychedelia and unapologetically dark tones and this album exactly matches my expectations.
With the opener "Crippled by the Weight of Powerlessness", Grieving gives us a full-bodied taste of the band's sound and essence, dark tones but well dosed between a sprinkling of stoner and melodies, hypnotic beginning, a feeling that accompanies the entire work.
With the following "This Godless Chapel" we go deeper into the depths, unlike the opening track, the sound becomes darker and heavier, remotely at times reminding me of the music of Einstürzende Neubauten, it will be my dark memories come to the surface. Artur Ruminski's very deep bass and Wojciech Kaluza's decidedly dark vocals despite the variations are brilliant on this track.
With a reminiscent of Alice Cooper's 'Brutal Planet', since its intro, "A Crow Funeral" manages to be more airy while still remaining a gloomy track between melodies and sound accelerations. Good drumming by Bartosz Licholap.
"Foreboding of a Great Ruin", "Witch Hunt Eternal" mirror the previous track with darker tones and again the drumming and bass are hypnotic, good pieces.
"Lucifer Wept" is the essential concept of the band, gloomy and psychedelic, excellent atmosphere, dark and melancholic, vaguely retro with a classic and I would add sophisticated taste.
"Songs for the Weary" is an essential album, very dark and blending with psychedelic lines, it deserves more than a listen.