HORIZON OF THE MUTE – Horizon of the Mute
HORIZON OF THE MUTE is a newcoming band from Finland created only a couple of years ago and having already released this EP I’m presenting to you plus a while later a full length debut album titled “Trobar Clus”. Finland is an important chapter in the heavy metal music mainly dominating the extreme and melodic power metal genres. However, if you are expecting HORIZON OF THE MUTE to be following the well trodden paths already paved by their co-patriots then you are in for a surprise. You see using their name as an indicator you already understand we have something different here.
So “Horizon of the Mute” is a three track EP clocking in a bit over half an hour and delivering drone doom metal and as such you should expect the music to be based on an eerie, dark and gloomy atmosphere. Drone doom metal emphasizes a lot and gives much importance on the creation of feelings of despair, sounding very close to funeral doom. What you should expect here is really heavy and slow to mid paced tempos with a harsh sound that penetrates each and every one of your bones and deep growling vocals that underline the feeling of despair and incoming doom. “Horizon of the Mute” is an album for those seeking solace in darkness, but who never really find it. It’s not a release for the weak of heart, but in fact it’s a fine sample of drone doom metal. If you are fans of such a sound then I urge you to check these guys out.