Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light presents joint release «The Efflorescence» — the first full-length album of Russian Progressive Death Doom band EPHEMERAL OCEAN.
Cat. number: MFL 013 / FZL 031.
Release date: 30.11.2015.
Format: CD (jewel box), 8-pages booklet.
Total time: 39 min.
New band’s release is a musical and lyrical continuation of the first EPHEMERAL OCEAN’s EP — «Honour in the Mask». The songs are about man’s feelings after drama that happened with him. «Emptiness, weakness, anxiety, despair, diffidence and uncertainty over everything. Anyway, through the sounds and letters you see that something new is in bloom, something is showing through worn paint. And you don’t know what’s next, but it’s the only way to go» — that’s what musicians and band’s lyricist said.
EPHEMERAL OCEAN, Moscow Progressive Death Doom Metal band, will release its first full-length album «The Efflorescence» on November 30, 2015 via Moscow Funeral League and Frozen Light.
The album was mixed and mastered by Greg Chandler (Priory Recording Studios). «The Efflorescence» is a 39-minutes-long album which consists of 7 songs. It will be available as a limited-edition CD (jewel-box) with 8-page booklet.
Cat. №: MFL 012.
Release date: 30.09.2015.
Format: CD (jewel box), 8-pages booklet.
Total time: 48 min.
MOSCOW FUNERAL LEAGUE presents the second full-length album of a talented Yaroslavl band HALTER, «For The Abandoned». This is a slow but unstoppable flow of death doom, obstinately obliterating the facets of consciousness, ruthlessly thrusting the cold steel of a trap into the brain… The album is dedicated to castaways abandoned to solitude, feeling like a foreign body in the faceless human mass…
Cat. №: MFL 011.
Release date: 30.12.2014.
Format: CD (jewel box), 4-pages booklet, 500 copies.
Total time: 35 min.
Cat. №: MFL 010 / FZL 018.
Release date: 25.12.2014.
Format: CD (jewel box), 8-pages booklet, 500 stamp-numbered copies!
Total time: 44 min.
Gorgeous, stunningly atmospheric and incredibly heavy stuff created by international band UNMERCENARIES, which consists of collaborators from Who Dies In Siberian Slush (Rus), Decay Of Reality (Rus), Forbidden Shape (Rus), My Shameful (Fin / Ger), Absent / Minded (Ger). One of the tracks is perfectly complemented with vocals by Daniel Neagoe of London band Eye Of Solitude.
Four songs, lasting almost three quarters of an hour, where each minute is soaked in dark hopelessness and inexorability of time; whose millstone shall eventually grind everything away.
Cat. №: MFL-009.
Release date: 30.11.2014.
Format: CD (jewel box), 8-pages booklet,
Limited edition Digi CD, 8-pages booklet, + patch with band’s logo
Total time: 61 min.
My Shameful has only got better with each one, its doom metal bearing death metal heaviness with a funeral doom longing. It’s tearing in a sense, the doleful music stabbing your heart ever so slowly, artfully, in a manner that wouldn’t hurt you as much perhaps. This is atmospheric in a way too, playing with your mind, reminiscent of the plodding music of other bands from Finland. This is top notch doom metal that grows on you, creeps over you while you remain transfixed by the gently throbbing, sinking music.
Cat. №: MFL-008.
Release Date: 30/10/2014.
Format: CD, 4-pages booklet.
Total time: 35 minutes.
“There are no healthy and happy, there are non-examined and happily ignorant,” this is the ideology of Moscow death metal band DECAY OF REALITY founded in 2012 by M.Hater — guitars (Abstract Spirit) and E.S. — vocals (Who Dies In Siberian Slush, Forbidden Shape), well-known for their works with the avant-garde of Russian funeral/death doom stage.
DECAY OF REALITY’s texts deal with psychogenic disorders, manias, phobias and borderline states of mind.
The prepared listener undoubtedly will appreciate the sound, drive and aggression of pure-blood death metal, combined with the sullen and depressive atmosphere of the best samples of funeral death doom.
Cat. №: MFL-007.
Release Date: 30/07/2014.
Format: CD, contains 8-pages booklet.
Total time: 51 minutes.
Sfumato is the principle of diffusion and softening of the outline of figures and objects, invented by Leonardo.
As if following a treatise on light and shadows, the music in the second album of Czech avant-gardists Quercus has no clear logical boundaries. It is blurred, like the boundary between life and death, one permeates another. This music is now lifeless, now breathing, now suddenly awakening imagination…
Just like the old Master Leonardo mixed in his creations the knowledge of various sciences, the leader of Quercus (Lukáš Kudrna) splendidly used his great talent of an artist to design the visual album aspect. Sfumato is the effect that has given the shimmering smile of Mona Lisa when, depending on the view focus, it seems to the viewer that the picture character is now smiling gently, and then grins predaceously. A similar effect appears when listening to the music from the album «Sfumato» of the band Quercus – smoky, bringing forth vague images from the era of science origin about penetrating force, oscillatory motion and propagation of waves…