Saturday, February 2, 2019

Funeral - From These Wounds (2006)


Related:
Funeral - Tragedies (1995)
Fallen - A Tragedy's Bitter End (2004)

The other Funeral masterpiece. Sorrowful baritone vocals over crushing riffs, majestic keyboards, and generally melodic but utterly desolated sounds that are equally informed by funeral doom and gothic death. From These Wounds was written in the aftermath of the suicide of founding guitarist/vocalist Einar Andre Fredriksen (who some of you might recognize from his appearance on this album cover.) Then, heartbreakingly, one of their guitarists, Christian Loos, committed suicide just before the album's release. Needless to say, the specter of loss and mortality hangs over this record's every moment, and you can definitely hear it.

Track listing:
1. This Barren Skin
2. From These Wounds
3. The Architecture of Loss
4. Red Moon
5. Vagrant Moon
6. Pendulum
7. Saturn

Here I lie
Waiting to die
No cigarettes
No drinks after eight
Here I lie
Medication cut down
To preserve my breath
To postpone my death


Also listen to:
Diabolique -
Wedding the Grotesque (1997)
Omit -
Repose (2011)

6 comments:

  1. One of my all-time favourite albums. And not just because of the singer's pronunciation of "mature" that he rhymes with "nature" - the songs are surprisingly catchy too.

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  2. is Funeral - Beyond All Sunsets demo a thing? do you have it?.....is it great? anyway thanks for turning me on to these guys, love em

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    1. Yeah, it's really fucking great. Most of it ended up on Tragedies, but the first (aside from the acoustic intro) and last songs did not. And if you're into the rawer demo sound, you might even prefer these versions:
      https://www42.zippyshare.com/v/OXoFAbt0/file.html

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  3. oh dang! thanks. Now I can finally feel depressed!

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  4. are these songs on the demo slower and emptier?......it is a really great thing this!

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