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
Kaosguards
16/20

Ce cinquième album du projet MAJESTIC DOWNFALL représente une montagne à gravir ; songez que sur les six compositions présentes sur cette édition chez Solitude productions (le titre « Waters Of Faith » figure en plus par rapport à la version américaine de chez Chaos records), pas moins de cinq titres affichent des durées s'échelonnant entre onze et treize minutes !

S'agissant de Doom Death Metal, on peut légitimement ressentir une légère crainte a priori... Laquelle s'avère inutile car, si « Waters Of Fate » n'est pas d'une écoute facile et certainement pas destiné à un public Metal lambda, il faut bien reconnaître que la qualité d'écriture et d'arrangement permet une écoute en profondeur, exempte de lassitude et de monotonie.

Le maître à penser et maître d’œuvre de MAJESTIC DOWNFALL, Jacobo Cordova, met à profit des vastes espaces pour agencer des séquences successives et ne pas se contenter d'aligner des rythmiques primitives et épaisses au fil de tempos lents. Nombreux sont les éléments mélodiques qui ponctuent les compositions : guitare solo mélancolique, arpèges et plages atmosphériques offrent un contrepoint bénéfique aux riffs austères. De même, si la lenteur domine, quelques accélérations et surtout des variations rythmiques animent un paysage qui, sans cela, s'avérerait bien morne.

Jacobo Cordova évite un autre écueil sur lesquels les groupes de Death Metal et de Doom Death viennent encore et encore se fracasser : les vocaux. Chez MAJESTIC DOWNFALL, ils s'avèrent immanquablement gutturaux et caverneux, demeurant en cela fidèles à la tradition ; mais ils demeurent articulés et, surtout, ils sont animés par des variations d'intonations et de timbres qui permettent d'exprimer un panel varié d'expressions extrêmes. C'est ainsi que l'on peut passer de l'agressivité à la mélancolie douloureuse, de la frustration à la menace, le tout avec une fluidité et une maîtrise remarquables.

« Waters Of Fate » ne constitue pas une œuvre révolutionnaire mais cet album est à la fois porteur d'ambitions qui se trouvent pleinement réalisées par le biais d'une écriture exigeante, d'une interprétation sérieuse et habitée, et d'une production préservant clarté et puissance.

Author: Alain Lavanne
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
Metalnews.fr
29.01.2019

Amateurs de Doom Death Metal à tendance mélodique vous connaissez l'adage : rien ne ressemble plus à un groupe de Melodic Doom Death Metal qu'un autre groupe de Melodic Doom Death Metal ! Il est vrai que la vague qui a découlé des SATURNUS, NOVEMBERS DOOM, SWALLOW THE SUN ou EVOKEN n'a pas brillé par son originalité tombant parfois dans la mièvrerie la plus sucrée assez insupportable pour quiconque a écouté les DOOM:VS, OCTOBER TIDE ou COLOSSEUM. Et si les Mexicains de MAJESTIC DOWNFALL font clairement partie de cette nouvelle génération, ils publient avec Waters Of Fate, leur cinquième album, autant dire qu'ils ont eu le temps de le façonner leur son.

Cela s'entend de suite avec "Veins", certes la caisse claire semble avoir été biberonnée à la testostérone, tout comme l'ensemble des caisses d'ailleurs, certes on y retrouve une recette mélodique assombrie par une noirceur mais bien plus menaçante que mélancolique et c'est là toute la différence. Mais il y a le chant de Jacobo Córdova également impliqué dans ZOMBIEFICATION, celui-ci est une vraie voix Death et non pas des growls poussés par une production avantageuse. D'ailleurs ce groupe c'est un peu sa créature puisqu'il y fait tout sauf la batterie, confiée à Alfonso Sánchez qui tisse là une couverture assez standard de la batterie dans le genre mais en y mettant une patte assez subtile par moment avec quelques coups légèrement décalés ou accélérés, juste ce qu'il faut pour créer une dynamique rampante parfaitement adaptée au style du groupe.

On pourra noter la volonté de varier les tempo et cela commence très bien sur "Waters Of Fate" avec quelques parties qui risquent de bousculer un peu les habitudes des aficionados du genre mais très vite, les leads qui déboulent comme une boule de coton sur la joue nous ramènent sur le chemin commun. D'ailleurs, le cœur de l'album se fait assez dynamique pour finir sur "Collapsed Pitch Black" par un blast assez court mais bien cradingue qui tranche avec la propreté de la batterie sur le reste de l'album. Tout cela se termine au piano sur l'introduction de "Waters Of Faith" et un titre assez ambiant où s'enchainent différentes parties pluggées mais qui sonnent de façon assez synthétique et c'est un peu dommage pour une conclusion qui aurait pu apporter le petit bijou en conclusion.

Waters Of Fate est clairement l'album qui doit confirmer MAJESTIC DOWNFALL et les moyens ont été mis pour que cela se réalise, loin des clichés pseudo-romantiques qui auraient croisé un sous-MY DYING BRIDE, le duo a réussi à se concentrer sur son univers, ne se laissant déborder que pour quelques petits sursauts plutôt bien sentis. S'il n'a pas encore la classe d'un SWALLOW THE SUN, ce duo Mexicain en est toutefois une alternative plus que viable.

Author: Simony
Review
Metal Temple
9/10
24.01.2019

Metal maniacs, rejoice! I am proud to present to you: MAJESTIC DOWNFALL; signed via Solitude Productions, hailing from the United States of America - performing Death/Doom Metal, on the 5th album entitled: “Waters Of Fate” (released December 6th, 2018).

Since formation in 2006; the soloist in question have 5 albums, a Demo & 2 Splits in his entire discography so far. I am introduced to the 5th album entitled: “Waters Of Fate”; 6 tracks ranging at around 52:22; MAJESTIC DOWNFALL arranges an intricately designed formula of heavy-hitting Death/Doom Metal amalgamations, “Veins” begins the record - conveying in atmospheric ambience - injecting infectiously organic hymns of hardened designs. Boistrously bouncy, crunchy and captivating - meticulous mastermind Jacobo Córdova composes everything; delivering diligently creative diversity and an amplified aesthetic of adrenaline and adroitly consistent attributes, as for a artist performing solo - is vehemently talented while showcasing progressively technical results.

Vocally raw pipes of profusely robust ramifications; relentlessly primitive guttural growls, generating gnarly hostility and raspy substances. Instrumentally; galloping with chugging, chaotic mayhem while manifesting meaty melodies that thunderously thump with versatile ultilizations and wonderously prodegious pummelling. The titular track subjugates similar solidities, slabbing savagely sinister sorcery with salubrious varieties. “Contagious Symmetry” executes complex dexterity; efficiently contrasting with constructively distinguished distinctions, excellently converging concretely gritty dosage of flamboyancy & inventively crafted demonstrations of firepower and expertise. Supplying uniquely unprecedented stabilty; remarkably rampaging with stampeding stomps, while soothed with soundscapes that showcases remedious scales.

“Spore” examines experimental elements in which implement juxtaposed ramifications that rambunctiously shine with swerve grooves and catchy captivation; forging frenzied barrages of blistering riffs and solos while culminating battering drum pedal persistency, hammering hymns with yet audibly doomy bass contributions in which establish excelling haste and maliciousness. “Collapsed Pitch Black” rapidly swifts with nimble deadliness, dominately fusing the Doom/Death Metal sub-genres exceedingly well with songwriting that is originally memorable and a fluidly polished sound production that flairs with coherent waves of spectacular imagination. The titular track seamlessly portrays sonically vast pummelling with ritualistic overtones, and overall concludes the record in a stunning finale.

Bottom line; the borderline foundation here is full of silver lining devastation for your earholes, if you are looking for a calming experience - definitely check out MAJESTIC DOWNFALL; as the soloist certainly outdone himself here, an enjoyably entertaining discovery indeed; turn off the lights, empty your brain…and take in the sheer qualities the man represents with - good stuff.

Songwriting: 8
Memorability: 8
Originality: 9
Sound Production: 9

Author: Craig Rider
Review
The Pit of the Damned
6/10
26.01.2019

Chissà se i Majestic Downfall avranno pensato di rivalutare la loro scelta di essersi spostati dal Texas al Messico, dopo tutte le tensioni generate dal buon Trump negli ultimi mesi lungo quel confine tanto contestato? Ovvio che si tratti di banalissime speculazioni atte a presentare il comeback discografico dei messicani Majestic Downfall, 'Waters of Fate', arrivato sugli scaffali grazie alla collaborazione tra Solitude Productions e Weird Truth Productions, dopo un silenzio durato tre anni. Al pari degli Helllight, mi fa specie sentire una band proveniente da un paese cosi solare, proporre un genere invece oscuro e deprimente fatto sta che, a differenza dei compagni di scuderia brasiliani, qui non ci troviamo al cospetto di funeral doom, bensì trattasi di un death doom, in grado di srotolare, lungo gli oltre 60 minuti, sei pezzi aggressivi, roboanti, che pescando da una tradizione più vicina ai primi Paradise Lost, faranno la gioia dei vecchi fan dell'act brasileiro, senza tuttavia avere l'ambizione di raccoglierne di nuovi. Al duo di Querétaro infatti sembra mancare quel fattore X in grado di fargli fare il vero salto di qualità. La musica non è male, lo dimostra la lunghissima "Veins" in apertura con i suoi saliscendi death doom, le vocals costantemente orientate al growl, qualche sfuriata al limite del black e il classico arpeggio acustico, tante cose carine ma stra-abusate negli ultimi anni. Non serve nemmeno fare il verso ritmico dei primi Cathedral nella title track per farmi dire che il lavoro ha un che di rilevante, lo trovo un po' piattino e privo della verve che altri dischi della label russa, invece possiedono. Ci sono ancora troppe cose scontate che mi fanno pensare di conoscere già la trama del disco. Apprezzabile il tentativo di trovare delle variazioni al tema, come l'utilizzo di intemperanze black nella già citata traccia che dà il titolo al lavoro. Purtroppo la sensazione forte è quella che la proposta dei nostri sia un po' lacunosa in più di una circostanza. Un peccato perchè poi i Majestic Downfall diventano più interessanti in pezzi come "Contagious Symmetry", song assai strutturata nel suo incedere inquieto e dotata di un buon solo. Più difficile da comprendere l'ultima "Waters of Life", lunga e rumoristico/dronica song che chiude un disco non certo tra i più memorabili rilasciati dall'etichetta là oltre la cortina di ferro.

Author: Francesco Scarci
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
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