• PRE-ORDER >> MOURNFUL CONGREGATION - The Book Of Kings 2xLP / CD
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As a rule, funeral doom is despairing, agonized, often suicidal music: Prior to The Book of Kings, the genre’s finest offering of 2011 was an album called Despond, by a band called Loss, which features a 10-minute cut called “Open Veins to a Curtain Closed”—not exactly lighthearted fare. And though The Book of Kings is by no means trying to rewrite the rules of the genre in that regard (it opens with a 19-minute track called “The Catechism of Depression”), this is not, an album that feels glum or joyless or even overly solemn. It is a genuinely, sincerely awesome album—awesome, as in it inspires and demands awe. It is striking, clear, overpowering music. It is also wonderfully autumnal music.
2011 album from the Australian Doom Metal band. The Book of Kings is the pinnacle in Mournful Congregation's long history, dating back nearly 20 years, and an album that will be identified in years to come as the standard by which others shall be judged.