Lefthander, the same composer who brought us Raxa is, here again, the sole driving force behind Sea of Desperation. Founded in 2002, the released its debut (To My Beloved...) in 2005.
Spiritual Lonely Pattern is a concept album dealing with death, the after world and lost spirits. Lefthander recorded nearly an hour of music, then divided this composition into eight songs. One has to pay attention because sometimes a new song starts without noticing it. Again this multi-instrumentalist demonstrates quite a versatility and high ability to handle, with as much ease, the various instruments - may it be the drums, guitars, keyboards or the clean vocals and grunts. The overall feel of Spiritual Lonely Patterns is intense Doom Metal with a slight progressive edge. Touches of sonic experimentation are also dispersed throughout the opus. Nice heavy and crushing riffs meet more delicate arpeggios, lead guitar playing and even some acoustic passages. Electronics, samplings and dark keys complete the sad and melancholic musical scenery. Since every single composition is as good as the others, I can´t come up with a list of favorite tracks to point at.
Another very enjoyable Doom release from Stygian Crypt.
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