Jun 25, 2012
Process Of Guilt - Fæmin ...
Let’s start off with a small introduction: They are a doom/death/sludge band from the beautiful city of Évora, in the South of Portugal. They have opened for bands such as Minsk or Katatonia but they mostly play in smaller venues around Portugal. Process of Guilt are widely seen as one of the most promising bands here and just one step away from becoming known worldwide. This new album might just do it for them. What we listen to here are five songs well over six minutes each packed with massive guitars, growling vocals, tribal drums and hypnotic environments that completely swallow the listeners into the music. There is also a lot of Neurosis from the Given to the Rising era around here. Not in a bad way, though. I would call it more inspiration. The riffs build up in such a colossal and repetitive manner that you just cannot stop yourself from head-banging.
The drums are another highlight on this record. Gonçalo Correia, the drummer has done a great job and a great example of that is the final track, Faemin. The combination of the guitars, the intricate drumming and the growling, almost guttural vocals are just the perfect combination. Process of Guilt have finally done it. They have created THE record, different from the previous ones but, most likely, their best so far. What we have here is a band with their creativity levels peaking and hungry for more. This is an album that cannot be ignored.
Words: Mark Martins
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