01 Remnants Of The Only Delight.mp3 (Size: 82.41 MB) (Files: 8)
01 Remnants Of The Only Delight.mp3
02 Bleeding For Sinful Crown.mp3
03 Flown Away 1.mp3
04 Haze Of Despair.mp3
05 The Temple Of Sagal.mp3
07 In The Hands Of Storm.mp3
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With Tragedies Adorned
This Finnish four-piece have taken classic doom metal in a whole new direction. The heaviness is there, no doubt about that, as is the generally slow tempo, but Yearning also incorporate some folky elements along with some fairly complex and progressive song writing.
“Bleeding For Sinful Crown” does well to showcase the range of this band. Starting off with a churning, old My Dying Bride rhythm and clean, mournful vocals, the song slowly builds into a slab of epic doom. From there, it crosses into a speedier vein with deathier vocals, then on to an almost Voivod-ian section with haunting keyboards, before closing up as something akin to a neo-classical war march. Not unlike Opeth, Yearning create these monstrously long songs that are impressive yet almost too much to take in at once. Unlike Opeth, fortunately, Yearning’s songs tend to flow smoothly from one section to the next.
Juhani Palomäki has a very distinctive voice (when he’s actually singing, that is) and also handles the keyboards on this album. The rest of the band are no slouches either – you couldn’t be to play some of this stuff – and the addition of a session flautist rounds out the band’s sound nicely. The riffs tend to be sorrow-filled and wistful, but not as doom-laden as some of their contemporaries. The use of harmony between the two guitarists is partly responsible, as is the generally more folk-inspired song structures and occasional acoustic instrumentation.
Yearning play slow, moody metal that defies the cliches and plays on the emotions. While there were a few points when I found my attention wandering (due mainly to the lethargic tempos and lack of interest in writing catchy songs), I was still impressed by Yearning’s debut. With a clear and full production and some clever packaging from the folks at Holy, With Tragedies Adorned should find some very receptive ears the world over.
1. Remnants Of The Only Delight 00:07:07
2. Bleeding For Sinful Crown 00:06:32
3. Flown Away 00:06:01
4. Haze Of Despair 00:05:30
5. The Temple Of Sagal 00:05:31
6. Release 00:07:16
7. In The Hands Of Storm 00:05:01
8. Canticum 00:16:49
Total time 00:59:47
Juhani Palomäki - Vocals, guitars, keyboards
Tero Kalliomäki - Guitars
Petri Salo - Bass
Toni Kostiainen - Drums
Tiina Ahonen - Session flute
Recorded and mixed at Tico-Tico studios (Kemi, Finland), 16th - 29th of September 1996