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Sorrow and Extinction

Pallbearer - Sorrow and Extinction
Critic Score
Based on 6 reviews
2012 Ratings: #44 / 1032
User Score
Based on 58 ratings
2012 Ratings: #79
Liked by 1 person
February 21, 2012 / Release Date
LP / Format
Profound Lore / Label
Doom Metal, Metal / Genres
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pallbearer's debut showcases the beginning of a style of doom metal that they will soon perfect on their sophomore effort. this project has the same atmosphere and musical style as it's successor, however there is an element to this project that makes it much more raw and natural than foundations of burden. the raw element is something that holds back this album though; some areas of some tracks sound like they were mastered incorrectly or toned down in the mixing process. the vocals were ... read more
This album is, front to back, bookended with stoner metal with a classic, Black Sabbath feel to their sound. It's slow and steady and in only 5 songs it manages to win over top all metal I've heard so far in 2012.
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#24/Beats Per Minute
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Track List

  1. Foreigner 
  2. Devoid Of Redemption 
  3. The Legend 
  4. An Offering Of Grief 
  5. Given To The Grave
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Added on: March 1, 2012