Chuck Schuldiner Project

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

A Pale Horse Named Death - When The World Becomes Undone

A Pale Horse Named Death are, as many of you are aware, the successor to Type O Negative, and though they might not have the truly impressive Peter Steele fronting them, they still have carved out a pretty notable legacy for themselves. Building on the legacy of one of the most important bands in the history of metal is a challenge to be sure, but Sal Abruscato and Johnny Kelly manage to rise to the occasion more than a few times on When The World Becomes Undone and prove that their vision is potent.

The absolutely colossal guitars on this thing are mesmerizing and the crushing, haunting melodies found throughout are a reminder to where the band has come from and what they have suffered. Yet they remain strangely hopeful, pushing for bold futures and driving to noble pastures. There is a transcendent and almost magical force behind When The World Becomes Undone that makes itself more clear with every passing moment. The crushing magic of these songs is unforgettable and the bands ability to unleash pure melancholy through burly guitar tones is as impressive as it has ever been.

Moving forward with a sort of lugubrious yet powerful forward motion When The World Becomes Undone is a veritable monster. In some ways almost terrifying in scope and constantly pushing to new pelagic depths, A Pale Horse Named Death unveil something wonderfully bleak about the human condition here. This is a record that is full of sorrow and bitterness, but isn't without a sense of charm, a sense that we can pull through. Yet another step in the right direction for a stunning doom band, A Pale Horse Named Death prove once more they are lords of this world.

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