MY SHAMEFUL – Hollow (CD)
The extreme funeral doom metal purveyors, which make up My Shameful, is a band hell bent on writing and playing some of the most intense forms of doom created for the human ear. “Hollow” is sure to be one of the best new metal albums of 2014. This Finnish trio has written a total of eight songs for this album, with the average song clocking in at a mere six minutes, so you’re made to suffer for almost an hour to their down tuned guitars and depressive grunts. The drums sound like a funeral bell, which rings out at 12-midnight. People, My Shameful is not for the weak minded listener, as it conjures up images of your own miserable funeral, with no one in attendance at your final resting place but yourself and the undertaker.
What makes this trio so darn brutally darkened and heavy is their ability to create such haunting emotions with their funeral inspired, dirge-forced rhythms, riffs, slow to mid to mid-paced drum patterns, and vocals creepy enough to make the toughest soul crumble at will. Songs like “And I Will Be Worse”, “Murdered Them All” and “Nothing Left At All” are just three of the tracks that are fitting to be played during your last hours of life. These songs in particular have the power to suck your soul out of your shell, leave the body to wilt, and fill your spirit with the utmost suffering ever experienced by the human mind. Mentally, you’ll die an infinite of deaths, with no end sight to the darkness and your demise at hand.
The clean and tight production makes for an even unforgettable emotional trauma while the depressive guitars and misery-laden vocals push you deeper and deeper into a depression you’ll never come out of. Listen to My Shameful and feel the Hollow funeral hymns ring in your ears. This album by My Shameful is highly recommended for fans of Swallow The Sun, Unholy and Winter. [Moscow Funeral League] Sarjoo Devani