Multi-instrumentalist James Fogarty
3. Oppenheimer’s Lament
4. Guardians of the High Frontier
7. Moon Monolith
Ewigkeit is the project of British multi-instrumentalist James Fogarty (In The Woods, Old Forest, Jaldaboath and others). Starting off as a Black Metal project in the mid-90s, the project has gone from Symphonic Black Metal to Industrial to 70’s Space Rock and back again in the many years of its on/off existence. The project has dealt with various themes over this time – whatever has been the current interest of its creator.
DISClose is the 8th album of early death doom and modern extreme metal with vocals that are a mix of blackened metal and clean harmonies. The music is tight and full of energy that really shows a lot of talent, the vocals are far from what I enjoy, but out of the reviews that I did this time, these were the best of the lot. The songs are fairly long and could be shortened quite easily to make them more concise. Radio broadcast/spoken word samples start off the album and after a bit, the album kicks in and as stated before, it’s a ripper of a tune. “1947” is a great beginning to the album, but the vocals get on my nerves after a short time.
If only the clean singing was used a bit more, I would have enjoyed it more. If you are a fan and have been buying the older albums, I’m sure that you will enjoy this one too.