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FORLORN CHAMBERS - Unborn and Hollow - CD - forlornchambers@gmail.com - 2013

A while ago, this writer had a discussion with a semi-famous musician about blackened death metal (give us a break, when you're living in a cave, for you, everyone is equally underground, famous, semi-famous or unknown, so, for all we know he might be a superstar somewhere). Anyway, there was no final conclusion and the two of us actually had a hard time remembering more than three such bands altogether - perhaps because there is not much to remember in such a kind of music?

Mostly, it boils down to someone playing black metal riffs with a guitar tone that has less treble than usual, some thrashing here and there, and death metal grunts. Case in point: Forlorn Chambers. Just three songs on this demo, fairly well written and executed, with an occasional melancholic touch and above-average dexterity in actually using two guitars in different ways. If Unborn and Hollow had more treble, it would have been almost great. But, even then, the vocals wouldn't quite fit: screamed, one-dimensional percussive nursery rhymes over a melancholic barrage of riffs just don't make sense.

So, in essence, riffs not fitting the sound and vocals not fitting the music make Unborn and Hollow quite easy to forget. (4.5/10)

 

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