Majestic Downfall - Waters Of Fate (CD)

Majestic Downfall - Waters Of Fate (CD)

death doom metal, Solitude Productions / Weird Truth Productions, Solitude Productions
450.00 Р
Цена в баллах: 900 баллов
SP. 141-18 / WT058 x
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Новый полноформатный альбом Majestic Downfall, без сомнения, стал сильнейшей работой группы на сегодняшний день. Продуманные композиции, звук и концепция – всё это гармонично сочетается, чтобы передать неповторимое лицо группы и её видение стиля doom death metal, заключающегося в тонком сплаве жёсткости, атмосферы и мелодичности. Музыка отчаяния, музыка боли. Слишком лично и эмоционально, чтобы переживать каждый раз, и слишком прекрасно, чтобы отказаться от каждого нового прослушивания! Совместный релиз с Weird Truth Productions.

Треклист:
1 Veins
2 Waters Of Fate
3 Contagious Symmetry
4 Spore
5 Collapsed Pitch Black
Bonus Track
6 Waters Of Faith

Артист:
Majestic Downfall
Страна артиста:
Mexico
Год альбома:
2018
Название:
Waters Of Fate
Стиль:
death doom metal
Формат:
Compact Disk
Тип:
CD
Упаковка:
Jewel Case
Лейбл:
Solitude Productions / Weird Truth Productions
Кат. номер:
SP. 141-18 / WT058
Год издания:
2018
Штрих-код:
4627080611443
Страна-производитель:
Russia
Review
Deadly Storm
09.01.2019

Outside falling rain with snow. You come home wet and frozen. The quiet and dark room welcomed you. Living in solitude is a sign of madness. You organize long trips in thoughts, you remember the time you had someone. Abandoned, sad and desperate. You often wondered about the razor, the rope, or the jump from the window. You just have music in your life. When you will be once again feeling worst, play the news of MAJESTIC DOWNFALL. They perfectly captured all your feelings.

Powerful, frosty melodies spreading over fifty minutes. The album needs to be listened carefully, letting itself get into the game. Tinker with the band, visit the graves of their loved ones, concentrate on darkness and eternity.

Doom/death metal I cannot perceive the style that I was thinking over the record and looking for weaknesses. Rather, I let myself be influenced by the overall atmosphere, I am like a surfer who, on a quiet afternoon, flies at the summits of bloody tidal waves. MAJESTIC DOWNFALL for me this year makes everything I like about this kind of tribulation. They are real, believable, they can pull me into their sad stories. I like the sound and the cover, the claw in my heart is jammed firmly and strongly. Emotions, strength and cold energy - that's what's going on here. Once you are on the bottom, do not put sharp objects in your hands, do not even think over your end. Life is beautiful, even if it is not worth for it. Apply to your head to the new album "Waters of Fate," and you'll see that the classic death doom metal in this version gives you strength. You put flowers on your own grave, arrange a funeral feast, but you will live! If I should to define the beauty of the icy moment, I would vote for MAJESTIC DOWNFALL this year. Perfect definition of death/doom metal!

Author: Jakub Asphyx
Review
All Around Metal
4/5
19.12.2018

Attivi dal 2006 per mano del cantante e polistrumentista Jacobo Córdova - all'epoca residente in Dallas, Texas - e del batterista Alfonso Sánchez, arrivano alla pubblicazione del quinto album i death/doom metallers messicani Majestic Downfall. I nostri sono appena passato sotto l'egida di Solitude Productions, etichetta russa che è sinonimo di gran qualità per quanto riguarda Death/Doom e Funeral Doom: a mia memoria, non mi è mai pervenuto un disco brutto da loro e con questo "Waters of Fate" continuano nella tradizione; anche se a onor di cronaca, Solitude si occupa della distribuzione digitale di questo lavoro, mentre per il formato fisico il tutto è nelle mani di Weird Truth Productions, attuale etichetta dei leggendari Worship.

Ed è proprio la versione della giapponese Weird Truth che abbiamo sottomano, comprendente una traccia bonus in conclusione. Avrete già capito, comunque, che ci troviamo davanti ad un lavoro Death/Doom di pregevole fattura; il duo messicano riesce ad unire infatti nel proprio sound le cupe atmosfere della scuola statunitense, le melodie svedesi ed un certo gusto per il gotico di matrice britannica. Il risultato è un lavoro che riesce a rispettare pienamente i canoni del genere, offrendo anche una certa varietà di soluzioni; basta prendere ad esempio già la sola title-track: ora amaramente melodici, ora cupamente disperati, ora miseramente funerei, i Majestic Downfall procedono imperterriti con i loro tempi lenti, dilatati, con un sound che, come si conviene al genere, va a parlare direttamente alle più cupe emozioni dell'ascoltatore. Con Evoken e Doom:VS che possono essere additati come le maggiori influenze, il duo messicano per oltre un'ora si prende tutto il tempo di sputare il proprio disgusto verso l'essere umano, dandoci un album malinconico e disperato, ma in cui trova spazio anche un rabbioso scoramento.

Bisogna necessariamente essere amanti di queste sonorità per poter apprezzare a pieno "Waters of fate" dei Majestic Downfall. Già la sola lunghissima durata dei brani - tolta "Spore" i brani meno lunghi sono "Contagious Symmetry" e "Waters of faith" con undici minuti e mezzo - potrebbe scoraggiare i più ardimentosi che volessero avvicinarsi a questo (bellissimo) album. Come detto all'inizio di quest recensione, insomma, Solitude Productions non delude mai.

Author: Daniele Ogre
Review
Breathing the Core

1. VEINS:

The main riff of Veins is actually the first riff I wrote for the new album. If I remember correctly it came to life in December of 2016 when I was on holiday with my family in Ixtapa, Mexico, not a very cold place I should say, specially since it is a beach very near Acapulco. The rest of the song took shape in the coming 2 months and after getting the feel for it, I knew this album was going to be different than “When Dead…”.

A funny fact is that I never like to play songs live before they are released, but Veins was and maybe will be the only one to break that idea since we presented it live in a festival 2 months prior to its release on December 7 th of this year.

2. WATERS OF FATE:

Waters of Fate was the 3 rd song written for the album. I wanted something very heavy and dreamy at the same time that also had a mix of Doom/Death combined with Funeral Doom and some traditional Doom and I think it succeeded.

Another interesting thing about Waters of Fate is that I had in my head for around 2 months this struggle between opening the new album with Veins or this one and in the end Veins got the opener slot for the album.

3. CONTAGIOUS SYMMETRY:

Contagious Symmetry is the song that went through more changes to take its final shape. After I had written it and had sent it to the others for them to learn it for the recording sessions, we gathered at my place for 2 days to rehearse. Suddenly DAH, one of our guitar players said, hey let´s try adding this part here and so we tried it and sounded cool. The part that DAH wrote for the song is the beginning of it where the acoustics take place and that latter in the song appear again. I have to say that this idea changed the song completely in terms of feel and I am happy we explored this idea. I also have to say that no one before had written anything on a Majestic Downfall album besides me and this was the first time that I took this road. Glad I did.

I could also add that this song has the darkest and the dreamier moments of the album. Some people have even said to me that it has a Pink Floyd vibe!!! I guess it really does, specially in the middle slower section.

4. SPORE:

I live 2 hours away from where the other guys of the band live, so the 4 of us meet once a month to rehearse and they 3 get together once a week to give it a go. One day DAH again told me to check my Messenger, that he had sent me a file and that file was the main riff of this song. I heard it and said, “wow, it sounds amazing”, so in this 2 day-rehearsal prior to recording gathering Alfonso (drummer), DAH and me, got together to give it shape and make it an instrumental in the album. I have to say that this turned out to be the 2 nd song I have not written 100% for the band and once again I am glad it happened. In a moment I thought about this one opening the album since it works really well as an intro, but the idea got thrown to the trash soon after.

5. COLLAPSED PITCH BLACK:

For sure this is the song I am most surprised with in the whole album. I don´t mean it is the best one at all, but I never expected it to turn out this killer. It was a really cool challenge to finish it and the end result is great. It is heavy as fuck, monolithic and in the end it just takes you to a magic landscape that is well deserved after so much heaviness and darkness.

I had never done such a dark song and it felt great to do so. I guess in the future I may experiment more with this, but of course always surrounded by the Majestic Downfall treat! I remember listening to the Morgion demos when doing this song and at least in atmosphere it influenced me.

6. WATERS OF FAITH (BONUS TRACK FOR ASIA/EUROPE):

Ok, this one is also a very new one for me. One day DAH, who I have to say loves neo-folk, pop, ambient and other types of music that have nothing to do with me jajaja, called me and said, “Hey Jacobo, I have this idea of doing an interpretation of your music but in a very different way. We can use it as a bonus track”. At first I didn´t know what to expect since I am very skeptical about those sounds and experiments but decided to give it a go. 2 days later I got DAH´s interpretation of my music in this weird, slow, fucked up keyboard laden noise and decided to go forth with it. I was missing something still, it felt somehow static and I hate that type of feeling in music so I decided to add some vocals and passages throughout the song. It was a challenge since I had never sung in clean voice and guttural would not work here so I had to try it. It turned out really great. A funny fact is that in the middle section where you hear girls screaming, they are my daughters and when they where listening to the song prior to recording, the were scared as fuck

Author: Screamer
Review
BLACKENEDDEATHMETALZINE
8/10
11.12.2018

Majestic Downfall are a band from Mexico that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a blackened mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2018 album "Waters Of Fate"which was released as a joint effort by Solitude and Weird Truth Productions.

Clean playing starts off the album before going into a very slow yet heavy doom metal direction while the riffs also add in a decent amount of dark and depressive sounding melodies along with the vocals also adding in a great amount of death metal growls and the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style.

Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic style and when the music speeds up blast beats and black metal elements can also be heard as well as a decent amount of tremolo picking riffs and screams and as the albums progresses a brief use of atmospheric sounding synths can also be heard and one track is all instrumental and spoken word parts are added onto the closing track.

On this recording Majestic Downfall remains true to their melodic style of doom/death metal while still having some elements of black metal, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover human disgust themes.

In my opinion this is another great sounding recording From Majestic Downfall and if you are a fan of black and melodic doom/death metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Veins" and "Collapse Pitch black".

Author: OCCULTBLACKMETAL
Review
Twilight
8/10
07.12.2018

Düster. Düsterer. MAJESTIC DOWNFALL. Drei Jahre nach dem letzten Longplayer „...When Dead“ nimmt uns Mastermind Mr. Jacko, der ansonsten auch mit ZOMBIEFICATION unterwegs ist, wieder mit auf eine Reise in die unendlichen Death-Doom-Gefilde.

Im Gegensatz zu den Vorgängerwerken ist „Waters Of Fate“ noch eine Spur düsterer, schwermütiger und epischer geworden. Martialische Heavyness trifft auf melodische Wehmütigkeit, die für eine ganz besondere Atmosphäre sorgt. Obligatorisch sind in diesem Zusammenhang die tiefen Growls, die sich mitunter mit leidenschaftlich leidenden, sich bisweilen leicht überschlagenden Vocals abwechseln. So sieht musikalisch Leiden aus.

Druckvolle Riffs sorgen aber immer wieder auch für ein Gefühl der Hoffnung, aber im Endeffekt bedeutet Leben Leiden. Und das wird hier musikalisch bestens umgesetzt, denn der Hörer wird eindrucksvoll auf eine wahre Achterbahnfahrt der Gefühle mitgenommen, inklusive souliger Gitarrensoli. Bestens zu beobachten in dem Track 'Collapsed Pitch Black'. Hammer.

Richtig niederschmetternd und traurig wird es in dem einen Trauerrequiem gleichenden 'Waters Of Faith', das instrumental reduziert klavierbestimmt mit kakophonen, disharmonischen und narrativen Einschlägen beginnt und sich dann in einer epischer, unendlich anmutende, atmosphärische Stimmung verliert und somit im herkömmlichen Sinne auch nichts mehr mit Metal zu tun hat.

'Conscious Symmetry' besticht darüber hinaus durch seine THE-CUREigen melancholischen Anleihen, während der Opener 'Veins' mit einer herrlich martialischen und infernalen, mitunter auch eingängigen Attitüde daherkommt, die einen sofort alles um einen herum vergessen lässt. Der Titeltrack 'Waters Of Fate' schließlich erinnert bei seinem Leitmotiv ein wenig an MY DYING BRIDE und vermag durch seine doomige Entschleunigung eine überaus starke Intensität und Tiefe zu entwickeln, die sich phasenweise aber auch in einen fast schon schwarzmetallischen Furor steigern kann. Weltklasse!

Fazit: Früher war auf vieles noch Verlass. Das ist in dieser wirtschafts- und kompetenzorientierten Zeit leider fast vollkommen verloren gegangen. Aber die Death-Doomer von MAJESTIC DOWNFALL bleiben ein Fels in der Brandung und legen auch mit „Waters Of Fate“ einen Longplayer vor, in dem man sich nicht nur verlieren kann, sondern der auch durch seine düstere Intensität, durch seine schwermütige Infernalität und durch seine epische Martialität wieder mehr als zu überzeugen vermag. Deathiger Doom-Metal, wie er sein sollte!

Author: Kersten Lison
Review
Wonderbox Metal
06.12.2018

This is the fifth album from Majestic Downfall, a Mexican death/doom band.

Having enjoyed very much Majestic Downfall’s 2014 split with The Slow Death, a new album of 52-minute duration is well-received.

If you haven’t encountered this band before, then you’re in for a treat, albeit a dark, negatively-charged one. Majestic Downfall play slow, anguished doom metal, full of crushing riffs and mournful melodies. It’s weighty and dense, filled to the brim with feeling and emotive power.

The songs are constructed from materials that have been found in dark, forgotten places, and forged into something sorrowful and strong. Multifaceted and layered, this is a collection of lengthy songs to explore at length, searching the depths for hidden treasure again and again, only to come up empty and lost each time, until you inevitably cannot return from these deeps any more.

It’s not all delivered at a crawl though, as the band do rouse themselves from their misery to delve more into the death metal side of the death/doom equation when necessary. These parts are less common, of course, than the ever-present doom, but are still well-received and paced and located at appropriate junctures in the music.

The album has a very satisfying production, with all aspects of the performances coming across as clean and crisp, without losing a certain underground earthy rawness. Waters of Fate has the entire package worked out, and hopefully should appeal to any doom metal fan.

Very highly recommended.

Author: WONDERBOXMETAL
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