Cherd of Doom
While most funeral doom bands try to pull you down into the earth, songs like “Whispering Spiritscapes,” the instrumental title track, and closer “A Picture of the Devouring Gloom Devouring the Spheres of Being” absolutely soar. Aching, elegiac twin guitar melodies combine with minimal but powerful backing structures to create an immense sense of scale that carries you ever higher. True, the world you survey from such great heights is a desolate one, but you’ll still feel the wind in your hair.
Favorite track: Whispering Spiritscapes.