ALBUM REVIEW: Forgotten Tomb – Nihilistic Estrangement

I’m just going to come right out and say it: Italy’s Forgotten Tomb is one of the most criminally underrated bands in the Harsh Doom arena, most probably because its early fanbase still feels aggrieved at its reinvention from a Black metal band. Get over it: it’s been that way for the last seventeen years and eight albums. With a solid unit existing throughout that period, it’s also safe to say that this is more than Herr Morbid‘s project, and new album Nihilistic Estrangement (Agonia Records) continues to display the trio’s ever-strengthening unity with expansions on the core sound.Continue reading

Forgotten Tomb to Release New Album This Spring

Long-standing Italian Blackened/Doom band Forgotten Tomb will release their new album, Nihilistic Estrangement, this May 8th via Agonia Records. This album will be the acclaimed followup to 2017’s We Owe You Nothing! The band has revealed the cover artwork, the tracklisting and pre-orders are live at the links below. The album’s cover artwork is a painting, specifically drawn for this release by artist Paolo Girardi (Power Trip, Bell Witch, Inquisition). It complements the misanthropic and introvert nature of music and lyrics alike. Nihilistic Estrangement was produced by Ferdinando “Herr Morbid” Marchisio (vocal, guitars) and mixed by Alessandro “Algol” Comerio (bass). Jack Control mastered the album at Enormous Door Studios (Darkthrone, Aura Noir, Martyrdod). The band will promote the new album with a headlining European tour in May 2020 with support from Vanhelga (SWE) and Totalselfhatred (FIN).Continue reading