Cavernlight – Corporeal

Cavernlight - Corporeal

Corporeal by Wisconsin doom metal outfit Cavernlight is an extremely average album. There’s the loquacious song titles in awkward English, the requisite extremely long dark ambient finale, the nihilistic ruminations on how “being is nothing,” the chanting, the gradually building noise, and the feedback outro. None of it is bad, but it is hackneyed. The lead singer’s scream is dreadfully tinny, and it does no good to the banal lyrics. “Wander” is an important exception: this nine-minute-plus track is a simple reverbed guitar progression with an eerie, whirring ambiance. It’s effective and quite good.

Otherwise… There’s nothing left to say. Corporeal is just average.

[UPDATE 5 April 2016: Changed the overall rating from three stars to two-and-a-half stars.]

1. The Ember that Burns in the Endless Dark – (10:04) – ★★☆☆☆
2. Wander – (9:38) – ★★★☆☆
3. Upon the Threshold of Reason, Embracing Our Corporeal Forms – (6:35) – ★★☆☆☆
4. Through the Fog… – (26:17) – ★★★☆☆

Overall: ★★½☆☆

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