Fatum Aeternum “The Darkest Hour”
Israeli metal scene was always various enough. There were bands playing any genre, for any metalhead’s taste. But Gothic or Doom bands are very few. Nonetheless they exist.
Not so long ago one of the brightest (or darkest, to be right) representatives of the genre, Fatum Aeternum, released their third EP The Darkest Hour, which was presented on November, 5.
Under the dark cover there is short self-titled intro and five songs. Various enough musically but created in stated genre Crossover Gothic/Doom metal.
Short instrumental intro “The Darkest Hour” introduces the listener to the album atmosphere with dark arpeggio, which changed with heavy guitar sound and violin. Moreover, guitar and violin aren’t play together, but it seems like they talk to each other or even argue.
“Me” starts with the gorgeous riff, more inherent to bands like Pantera. Which stops harshly and middle-tempo bass-line begins, emphasized with beautiful violin. Also there is an interesting dissonance between two vocals – male and very high female.
“Hate” continues music line from the previous song. Heavy guitar riff with strongly marked bass and violin. However vocals line, especially in verses are kindly theatrical, or even reminds cabaret. This song musts sound perfect in live, knowing band’s attraction to make their shows theatrical.
“Dive With Me” – classic Doom metal. Here we got slow tempo, heavy sound and violin, which make the song melodic. Also I would like to highlight guitar solo. Technically simple enough, with hard-rock structure but it perfectly complement the composition.
“Pain” – played with only keyboards and violin. Very atmospheric song. And very dark. I think Tilo Wolff would be satisfied with such disciples. Not everyone can say so beautifully about pain.
The Darkest Hour ends with the song “Nothing”. Melodious violin music line and heavy guitar riffs. Also there are two vocals, which sings in a duet, creates melancholic autumn-winter atmosphere.
Fatum Aeternum exists since 2006 and released two EP and one long play album. Those who previously listened to them can say that the band reached a new level. So we can only wish them good luck and wait for a new album, which is recording now/
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