FUNERAL LEECH – Death Meditation
While half of the album is Peaceville with some strong Obituary-ic vibe (Statues) and Black Sabbath-ian eponymous riffing (The Burden Of Flesh) it is the 2nd album half which truly shows what these guys are capable of. From the melodic, ultraheavy Asphyx-ian eponymous "Lament" through the favorite, perfect Lost Paradise-ic/My Dying Bride-ian epic "Morbid Transcendence" to the closing Ulcerate-ian groove of "I Am the Cosmos ", the Americans prove death/doom can still be both innovative and exciting even without leaving the genre.
Funeral Leech really surprised me with their debut album and it quickly became one of my favorite genre offerings in recent memory. If you like Peaceville done right and with a one of a kind climate of the olden times, "Death Meditations" may just be what you’re looking for.