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Novembers Doom - The Knowing (7,5/10) - USA - 2000

Genre: Doom Metal
Label: Dark Symphonies
Playing time: 63:49
Band homepage: Novembers Doom

Tracklist:

  1. Awaken
  2. Harmony Divine
  3. Shadows Of Light
  4. Intervene
  5. Silent Tomorrow
  6. In Faith
  7. Searching The Betrayal
  8. Last God
  9. In Memories Past
  10. The Day I Return
  11. Aura Blue
  12. Silent Tomorrow (Dark Edit)
Novembers Doom - The Knowing
Their debut "Amid Its Hallowed Mirth", which already had been released in 1994/5, was rather featureless Doom/Death, which held next to no characteristics at all. From this line-up only vocalist Paul Kuhr remains, whereas I have to say that I don't know their second album "Of Sculptured Ivy And Stone Flowers".

"The Knowing" starts out doomy and melancholic with "Awaken"; which posts a pleasant beginning. The following "Harmony Divine" in its essence for sure is the expected Doom/Death, yet far more varied than the debut, with different tempi, varied vocals and dynamics that you miss only too often in this sub-genre, which is once more proved by "Shadows Of Light".

"Searching The Betrayal" surprises with some female vocals and calm instrumentation before the doom-monster is let loose and the nine-minute-epic "Last God" shows all facets of NOVEMBERS DOOM, from aggressive and doom/deathy to very calm and slow-paced with clean vocals, some spoken word and light, almost clean guitars.

Who is still searching for the suiting soundtrack for autumn, might have found it in "The Knowing", dark and melancholic, yet never drab, slow, yet never boring...

Alexander Melzer



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