Asphodelus – Stygian Dreams CD
Asphodelus – 'Stygian Dreams' CD
Debut 2019 album of triumphant old school doom death metal from Finland! 'Stygian Dreams' contains seven songs of sorrowful 'Gothic' Doom/Death Metal of the gloomiest kind. This forlorn manifesto showcases the band as one of the most interesting acts in the genre today. The Finnish trio music formula comprises early Katatonia, Anathema, My Dying Bride, Septic Flsh and Tiamat influences, while keeping a distinctive uniqueness in their sound. Don't be fooled by the somewhat clean riffage and melodic solos, they are just a wishful thinking before the whole thing sinks down again in the gloomy pit. Harsh and melancholic screams enhance the hopelessness of the whole thing, throwing melodic keyboards into the desperate sonic cauldron, heightened by a good hint of Finnish “masennus” (read, depression).