Released: June 22nd, 2018 / Solitude Productions
Rating: 4.5 / 5.0
Reviewer: John Haseltine
Any guess at what style of metal Doomed plays? Yep, a little doomy they are. I wasn’t sure at first, but once I hit play it was perfectly clear. Doomed is a doom / death band from Germany. A busy one at that only forming in 2011, 6 ANTI-ODES TO LIFE is the bands 6th full-length release and for those unaware of these guys, you are in for a treat.
Doomed is one-man project lead by Pierre Laube. From time to time, he does bring in a guest musician or two to add a different texture to his music but basically it is all Pierre. A musical genius if you ask me.
Sure the album is full of slow-paced tempos and lazy drum beats which may seem a bit typical of the genre, but by no means can you let that description deter you here. This is an absolutely amazing sounding album. To be completely honest, years ago the thought of doom-metal made me cringe. That was until I actually gave it a chance. I am a bit picky with it, but do enjoy it when a band does it right.
From what I gather, the Doomed sound varies a bit from album to album. Some can offer a bit more heavy and fast material while others tend to stay within the funeral doom style. This one tends to be quite a bit more melancholy.
Doomed’s latest offering is great in many ways. Funeral doom with just the right amount of hints of progressiveness to leave the listener in awe at the end of the album.