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Skumring - De Glemte Tider
Lately I’ve been sacrificing myself by just subscribing to all kinds of demo’s of which the style says I could work with it. This one said doom metal, something I love very much. Little did I know that I was about to be surprised tremendously.
Skumring released this demo by themselves in 2004, limited to a hundred copies. Aftermath Music (no not Dr. Dre’s label) found that this band deserved more attention and re-released it in an larger amount, namely a thousand. I myself feared that it would once more be keyboard infected funeral doom, which I hate, but boy was I wrong.
If you’re a doom fanatic and the name Thorr’s Hammer doesn’t ring a bell, be ashamed. But that is exactly how this band sounds, and I’m loving every bit of it. Female clean vocals in Norwegian, heavy depressing riffs, and a lot of beautiful acoustic passages. As Thorr’s Hammer had no acoustic passages but female grunts as well, Skumring does make a noticeable different kind of doom. And I’m not sure, but I believe that vocalist Cecilie strikes every note pure, unlike the girl from Thorr’s Hammer.
Yes, I have finally found a genre in which I can appreciate female vocals! And it’s fucking doom metal! The three tracks on this demo are literally enchanting and I can’t wait to light a big fat joint to this.
The sound quality isn’t all that great, especially somewhere in the song “De Glemte Tider” where a faster part occurs it gets a bit messy. But considering this is already a remastered version they probably got the best out of the recordings.
Seldom have I been so nicely surprised by a demo from an unknown band. I hope to hear more from them soon, because this band shows an awesome potential. Yes, I am in love…
Skumring - De Glemte Tider
88/1001Details Aftermath Music
Released on Monday Oct 17th, 2005
Doom metal

Writer @DemonDust on Friday Feb 17th, 2006

Tags: #Skumring
Tracklisting 1. S�vn
2. De Glemte Tider
3. Forf�relse I Natten
Line up Cecilie - vocals
V�li - Lead Guitar & Acoustic Guitar
Ole - Rhythm Guitar
KK - Bass
Knut - Drums & Percussion