|Global Metal Apocalypse||
Osmose Productions proudly announces the label's impending release of The Incubus Of Karma, the massive fifth album by Australia's stone pillar of funereal dirge, Mournful Congregation. The label will unveil the double-LP in Europe and the UK on March 23rd, and advancing its release, the massive "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE.
More than six years have passed since the release of Mournful Congregation's regal fourth full-length, The Book Of Kings. Since that time, the band made several trips to Europe and the US and released a mini-album Conrcrescence Of The Sophia, increasing their reputation as the pinnacle of extreme/funeral doom and one of the most influential bands in the entire genre.
Throughout these intervening years, Mournful Congregation set to the task of meticulously crafting a new masterpiece, now presented in the form of the crown jewel titled The Incubus Of Karma. Everything that has made this band the unchallenged masters of this style since The Monad Of Creation is here: the agonizing weight of extreme doom riffs, bitterly sombre dissonance, a painterly attention to detail and arrangement, and the vocals summoned from the deepest hole. And as with each album before, the band expands upon their unique progressive tendencies, weaving beautifully constructed solos and lengthy virtuoso interludes into a bleak yet intricate tapestry of stately grandeur. The Incubus Of Karma also marks the band's first album with drummer Tim Call (Nightfell, Weregoat, Sempiternal Dusk, Aldebaran).
An incredible 25 years into their existence, Mournful Congregation persists in refining and perfecting their immortal art on The Incubus Of Karma. Reaching innovative new heights, within the bounds they have created for themselves, the bounds in which a multitude of newer bands now draw from like a wellspring, Mournful Congregation cast a giant shadow, steadfastly towering over the landscape like a monolithic obelisk.
The album's nearly 15-minute "Scripture Of Exaltation And Punishment" has been made available for streaming HERE at Osmose's official YouTube channel. More audio samples to follow shortly.
Damon Good - vocals/guitars
Justin Hartwig - guitars
Ben Newsome - bass
Tim Call - drums
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