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Procession
Doom Decimation
November 2017
Released: 2017, High Roller Records
Rating: 3.5/5
Reviewer: Erich

Procession hails from Chile and as yet do not have an English translator double checking their grammar, as awkward and bad phrasings abound, such as the album title DOOM DECIMATION. It’s a minor thing but one that shows attention to detail Fortunately, the music enclosed within is more than adequate for starting a Sunday morning head bang. Formed in 2006 in Valparaiso, Chile, guitarist/vocalist Felipe Plaza has gone on to assemble a doom metal band with the expected leanings towards Candlemass and moving the project to Sweden, the mother land of their inspirational band.



“The Warning” is a melodic instrumental to open the album with an unmistakable 80s vibe and a bit more speed than typically found in doom. Check out “Lonely Are The Ways of Stranger” to hear Plaza channel Messiah Marcolin as the band decelerates to plodding levels, quite reminiscent of “Incarnation of Evil”, from ANCIENT DREAMS. It’s a good tune if you can get past the blatant crypt robbing of Candlemass. The title track is another instrumental beast that shambles along like some ancient nightmare from the mind of Lovecraft.



Overall, DOOM DECIMATION is an album firmly rooted in the classic style of the subgenre. The mix is decent, though the bottom end is not as prominent as I would expect. Marks off for offering just 8 songs, and two that are instrumentals. Procession are inventors of nothing, but they do instill enough of their own personality to avoid outright plagiarism. I like the Candlemass style, so a capable band following in their footsteps is fine in my book. With five years having elapsed since the last Candlemass album, Procession and Below are enough to fill the void until Edling and friends return with new music
Track Listing

01. The Warning
02. When Doomsday Has Come
03. Lonely Are The Ways Of The Stranger
04. Amidst The Bowels Of Earth
05. Democide
06. All Descending Suns
07. As They Reached The Womb
08. One By One They Died

Lineup

F. Plaza - vocals/guitars
J. Pedersen - guitars
C. Botarro - bass
U. Bruniusson - drums

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