Funeral Doom Masters Skepticism Return With New Song + Album

"The Inevitable"06. Joe DiVitaPublished: June 3, 2021Svart RecordsShare on FacebookShare on TwitterSkepticism, Finland's long-reigning funeral doom masters, have just announced their sixth album, Companion, and with it, a slice of melancholy by way of a music video for the debut single, "Calla."As one of the originators of this narrow and uncompromisingly slow, crushing subset of doom metal, Skepticism have stood as a pillar of the genre since first releasing the haunting Stormcrowfleet in 1995. Marked by swaths of rich organ melodies, choral chords, slowly advancing rhythms, sparse but forceful drumming and Matti Tilaeus' tortured, gravely croak, "Calla" is another high mark in the band's catalog.As is standard practice, Skepticism's forthcoming record bears a total of six news songs, for which the base tracks were recorded with the band playing in full together in free tempo.For Companion, the group recorded at Sonic Pump Studios with engineer Nino Laurenne, who also handled the mixing.Laurenne said of the process, "It took a while to get used to some of the unusual details on how the band plays and sounds. Pre-order the album here.PLAYLIST: Keep up with each week's new songs by following Loudwire's 'Weekly Wire' Spotify playlist, featuring 50 tracks with updates each Friday afternoon.Skepticism, "Calla" LyricsAt the gateCalmly I waitMild wind of the eveningMay not be coldAlive I feelThat I may not beSlowly time passesA touch of eternityLike the momentI first met YouNarrow pathOld grey bridgeWater as still as silenceInvitingIt is not yet timeBy the pathCalla liliesPale in the nightColorless in starlightAs long as it takesI am prepared for thisAt dawn You arriveTogether we cross the grey bridgeAnd enter the valleyOf calla liliesSkepticism, "Calla" Music VideoSkepticism, Companion Album Art + Track ListingSvart Records01. Now, they're back after their longest studio drought in their career, set to release Companion, the successor to 2015's Ordeal, on Sept. "Calla"02. 24 through Svart Records."Calla," surprisingly, is among the more urgent of Skepticism's songs. "The Intertwined"03. One such detail is the snare drum without the snares. The drums for example retain the feel of the recorded performance very closely – and definitely have the longest reverbs I have ever used! "The Swan and the Raven"Top 25 Doom Metal Albums of All Time
Source: Funeral Doom Masters Skepticism Return With New Song ‘Calla’ + ‘Companion’ Album
Filed Under: SkepticismCategories: News A band with such a long history and a sound of their own is best presented in its natural form, even when it departs from common practices."Read the lyrics to "Calla" below and hear the song further down the page, where you will also find the artwork and track listing for Companion. "Passage"05. It's not what most would dub fast, or even mid-tempo, but it certainly is by the band's own pre-existing standards of funereal metal. "The March of the Four"04. Once I got used to them it became obvious that I should refrain from using some of the techniques I normally use when mixing.

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