Ceremonia – La Existencia Humana Debe Ser Un Error (Doom/Death Metal album review)

Ceremonia - La Existencia Humana Debe Ser Un Error

Ceremonia - La Existencia Humana Debe Ser Un Error

Ceremonia - La Existencia Humana Debe Ser Un Error

“La Existencia Humana Debe Ser Un Error” is definitely one of the darkest and chilling death and doom metal albums to come from Colombian/French extreme metal group known as Ceremonia.

The music on this four-track album is very, very haunting, with deathly vocals screamed out, mid-tempo drumming, and power chords that’ll blow fiery winds through your body. Yes, the average length of the songs on this album is at 11 minutes, so the listener will definitely be experiencing a lot of mood swings musically, which shows how depressed of a state the band was in when they wrote this album. Check out the song “Amanecar Fallido”, which starts of sounding miserable, with a mid section of acoustic, semi-distorted guitar interludes, and the creepy spoken vocals lead right back into ill-spirited ramblings of insanity in all of darkness’ glory.

The band is not doing anything new, as this was perfected by the likes of My Dying Bride, Katatonia and Candlemass many aeons ago, but Ceremonia’s songs are bound to suck you into your speakers and take you to the dark side.

The immense blackness is only compounded by the synthesizer passages, which have that dreadful-sounding atmosphere to them, and this makes the entire 45-minutes listening experience a complete hellish nightmare for the listener. I’ll attest to the fact, while I was listening to this album for this review, it sent chills of horror and immense emotional turmoil through my head. Imagine listening to this album at night, with the lights off, in complete darkness, and you’ll be fighting your own demonic beast of insanity.

Check it out if you can endure 45 minutes of profound darkness and cold spells blowing right through your hair, while petrified in your eternal sleep!   Sarjoo Devani

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