A Tragedy's Bitter End


The first thing that comes in mind whenever I hear the term doom is Bender […]
By Michael Dalakos
January 22, 2006
Fallen - A Tragedy's Bitter End album cover

The first thing that comes in mind whenever I hear the term doom is Bender screaming We are dooooooomed just before the close up camera hits him. I guess it's quite hard to forget moments like these(hahaha). On with the review. First of all I am not the biggest fan of Doom Metal in th world. Period. Especially when Doom is not that epic as I want it to be. Fallen play funeral Doom.
Fallen is not a new band but a project that has been going since 1996, when Anders Eek and Christian Loos with their other band Funeral felt that they needed a band to let out his more extreme Doom sensations. Thus, Fallen was born. They added Kjetil Ottersen on vocal duties, time passed by and eight years later their debut was born.
As you can imagine the music of Fallen is very slooooooowwwww. Problem with most Doom acts is (due to the reduced speed) repetition and boredom. Thankfully Fallen are not boring. Kjetil's voice is really an intriguing addition since he often sounds like he speaks and not sings? But he has a really cool deep voice. The riffs are really heavy while the addition of orchestral keys adds diversity to the material.
Still I am not a big fan of Doom. But then again I can say that this one is pretty good. It took a while to make it to my hands (this is a 2004 release) but I guess better late then never!

6 / 10

Had Potential

"A Tragedy's Bitter End" Track-listing:

Weary and Wretched
To the Fallen
Now That I Die
The Funeral

Fallen Lineup:

Anders Eek - Drums
Kjetil Ottersen - Vocals, Synth & Piano
Christian Loos - Guitars

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