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Woe Of Winter : In Room Of My Thoughts

With potential, but marred by a DIY production, Woe Of Winter offer some miserable Funeral Doom.

'In Room of My Thoughts' is the second album by Winter of Woe. It has been re-leased by Satanarsa Records.

'The Beginning', the intro starts off at a very slow drudge, crawling itself along. Loss comes to mind, or Bell Witch. It sets up a depressing feeling and one that fills you with dreadful thoughts.

'Flame of Soul' offers us more of the same. Dark sounds and distant pianos float behind the sludgy guitars. The vocals are lifeless and full of misery.

I'm guessing this is a one-man project and he has contributed everything on this album. It is, pro-duction-wise, not the greatest. Some levels jump out here and there, and it lacks the polish to really be a complete package. However, when you're doing everything by your self it's harder to cover all the essentials. I'm still amazed that their are so many one man projects coming from Russia. It seems to have its own Funeral empire.

'On the Darkest Side' offers us a faster pace and the drums are nice and catchy. Everything is a little disjointed in parts, and I feel some of the work is lost, which is a pity.

'Chaos Inside' is another track much in the vein of the last one, with higher tempo and some nice rhythmic melodies to it.

The slowest track for me is 'Winter Came'. It has a morbid feeling to it. The guitars and bass drag you through and leave you with a despairing feel. I think that later on this album is a work that could be revisited and taken on a more adventurous journey. Here, something just does not seem quite right, or doesn't quite fit in place. It's not an album I would revisit often, which may be a shame because it does have potential.

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Reviewer's rating: 6.5/10


Tracklist :
1. New Beginning
2. Flame Of Soul
3. Frozen Images
4. On The Darkest Side
5. Broken Soul
6. Chaos Inside
7. Waiting
8. Winter Came
9. Emptiness
10. Fallen Leaf

Duration : Approx. 58 minutes

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Reviewed on 2017-01-12 by Riccardo Veronese
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