FORGOTTEN TOMB
Depressive Black Metal / Melodic Black Metal / Black Metal • Italy

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Forgotten Tomb was born from the will of Herr Morbid in the beginning of 1999, when bass-player Torment was in the band too.

Forgotten Tomb is performing very obscure and occult Misanthropic Black Metal in the vein of old Mayhem, with some little depressive touches.

Torment left the band after a short while and Forgotten Tomb became a one-man band. Herr Morbid started to play all instruments and to program the drum-machine. A MCD was recorded in June 1999 titled “Obscura Arcana Mortis”. The MCD was released in June 2000 under Treblinka Prod., limited to 215 copies.

After that Herr Morbid decided to move towards a lot more depressive direction, and to slow down everything to increase the suicidal feeling. The music became a mix between extreme Doom Metal, Depressive Black Metal and Dark, in other words “Dark Metal”. Actually Forgotten Tomb has been one of the first bands to
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.. Album Cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Songs to Leave
Depressive Black Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Springtime Depression
Depressive Black Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Love's Burial Ground
Depressive Black Metal 2004
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Negative Megalomania
Depressive Black Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 3.07 | 2 ratings
Under Saturn Retrograde
Melodic Black Metal 2011
.. Album Cover 3.51 | 3 ratings
...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil
Melodic Black Metal 2012
.. Album Cover 4.00 | 1 ratings
Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love
Melodic Black Metal 2015

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Obscura Arcana Mortis
Black Metal 2000

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Vol. 5: 1999-2009
Depressive Black Metal 2010

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FORGOTTEN TOMB Hurt Yourself And The Ones You Love

Album · 2015 · Melodic Black Metal
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Bad dreams come true...

Genre: groove/doom metal

Once a depressive black metal band, Forgotten Tomb have really undergone a transformation. On the previous album "... And Don't Deliver Us from Evil" from 2012, that transformation was already in progress, as that album was a blend of black, gothic, and doom metal.

The transformation seems to be complete on "Hurt Yourself and the Ones You Love", which features next to no black metal elements. Apart from a sense of dissonance which is probably inherited from black metal and a couple of blastbeat sections (notably in 'Bad Dreams Come True'), this album is much more of a bled of doom metal groove metal, and death 'n' roll. And I must say, this is pretty good. The production is solid, and the songs are crushingly groovy and doom-laden, and the growled vocals add a feel of death metal to the mix.

Fans of crushingly groovy doom metal should check this album out.

FORGOTTEN TOMB ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil

Album · 2012 · Melodic Black Metal
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'...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil' - Forgotten Tomb (6/10)

Although Forgotten Tomb have never strayed from their fixation on depression, self-harm and the darker side of human nature, at some point they underwent a change in style. Gone was the strictly depressive black metal sound, with its melodic, ‘pretty-sounding’ guitars and tortured howls. In its place has come something more tempered, and therefore more digestible to the metal crowd at large. Although this added focus on structure and more typical rock-based elements shouldn’t come as a surprise to fans of Forgotten Tomb by this point, I cannot help but mention that this style-shift continues to disappoint when compared to the emotionally devastating stuff they released earlier on in their career. With that being said however, “...And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” is no pushover; it is a well-composed and produced black metal record with a few great moments to boot. Although Forgotten Tomb’s latest release doesn’t tend to sway my opinion concerning this change in sound, it’s a worthy companion for anyone feeling the strain of the dark winter months.

Although I prefer the days of “Songs to Leave” and “Springtime Depression”, Forgotten Tomb have in many ways improved their act. For one, their style has been fleshed out to incorporate elements outside of the typically narrow depressive black metal mainstay; gothic rock, doom metal and even a mild progressive have found their way into the mixing bowl. Add to that a fine production standard and one of the more memorable album covers of the year, and it’s clear that Forgotten Tomb have realized their potential as their execution goes. Although the music tends to rely on simple riffs and chord progressions, there is often a solid arrangement and layering to the music. Acoustics and clean guitars are often used in tandem with the metal tones, and as always, there are great lead melodies to enjoy. Forgotten Tomb tend to stick close to comfort when it comes to sounds and instruments used; although the occasional acoustic break offers a welcome respite from the gloom, there are few surprises to behold throughout the album. Forgotten Tomb rarely stray from the main course, but fortunately, they have a remarkably meaty sound as black metal goes. The guitar tones- however tired as they feel by the end of the album- enjoy a nice richness to them, and the bass end of the mix is given a pleasant boost; it’s not often where the bass guitar is audibly heard on a black metal record!

Although the songwriting is solid, the compositionship on “...And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” suffers the same pitfall as their performance; it feels generally anaesthetic, too clean to get across the same sense of grief they once conveyed so powerfully on early albums. Greater an issue still is not the fact that they have evolved their sound, but where they took it. Although the melancholic, gothic doom/black hybrid sounds great and promising on paper, Forgotten Tomb suffer from a painful case of follow-the-leader here; that is, they sound as if they are following the examples of a few other bands, rather than forging a clear path of their own. Being influenced is one thing, but the incarnation of black metal Forgotten Tomb have conjured here sounds as if they’re trying to copycat the Swedish Shining. Although I will say that their take on the sound certainly rivals what Shining have done this year, it feels futile to have taken so many steps to develop their sound, only to seemingly emulate someone else. Closer still is the pitch-perfect resemblance to fellow Italian doomsters Novembre when the gloomy clean vocals are brought out on “Adrift”. Forgotten Tomb perform these styles well, but at the end of the day, the derivative approach doesn’t make so great of a lasting impact.

“...And Don’t Deliver Us From Evil” is a good album, but in fairness, I would have hoped to hear something with more of a unique identity than what they’ve done here. There are some great musical ideas and melodies throughout the album, but perhaps not enough to entirely excuse the lack of originality. The dark atmosphere has survived Forgotten Tomb’s translation to the cleancut end of the depressive black metal medium, but they’re not taking it as far as they once did.

FORGOTTEN TOMB ...And Don't Deliver Us From Evil

Album · 2012 · Melodic Black Metal
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Deprived...

Genre: gothic/black metal/rock

Apparently Forgotten Tomb was once a revered depressive black metal band delivering some of the most bleak and mournful black metal known to mankind. But then, at some point, they made a drastic change in musical direction and started incorporating elements from gothic metal and alternative rock into their style much to the chargrin of their fanbase.

Not having heard their previous material, I have nothing to say about that, but I actually quite like "... And Don't Deliver Us from Evil". It has the harshness of black metal in the form of the vocals and some of the more tense and dissonant chords and harmonies, and the overall atmosphere does strike me as being rather melancholic.

However, this is combined with a deliberate influence from alternative rock - more specifically the noise rock that I associate with the likes of The Pixies. In addition, Forgotten Tomb incorporate the heavy beats of stoner doom and a slight sludgy feel - just check out the fine track 'Cold Summer'. There are several melodic passages, and this is where the depressive and melancholic feel really comes into the picture - more so than with the more traditional black metal passages.

For my money, this album is a fine effort, showing that black metal can be integrated with other types of rock and metal music with a positive artistic result.

FORGOTTEN TOMB Under Saturn Retrograde

Album · 2011 · Melodic Black Metal
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Vehemency
I’d consider myself as one of the many who enjoyed Forgotten Tomb’s first albums - Songs to Leave and Springtime Depression in particular - to a great extent, those albums being some of the cornerstone albums of the suicidal black/doom metal phenomenom, but since 2007’s Negative Megalomania and its upbeat rock elements, the downfall began. On their newest offering Under Saturn Retrograde, the band continues on this renewed path, meaning rather accessible compositions in a clear production with almost zero signs of the mournful melodies of the first albums. However, I wouldn’t go as far as calling this effort a total failure, because it’s very audible that Under Saturn Retrograde is a thoughtfully crafted album.

To depict the band’s current sound, one could think of modern Katatonia’s (The Great Cold Distance, Night Is the New Day) pulsating metal / rock rhythms and bright sound, combined with Shining’s lunacy. This all is most evidently witnessed on the first track "Reject Existence" and the two other rather chorus-based followers, "Shutter" and "Downlift", after which a surprisingly decent The Stooges cover "I Wanna Be Your Dog" appears. Next up is the goth-full "Joyless" that, albeit having some pretty nice and delicate melodies in the end, is a slight moodkiller with its HIM and Sentenced influences, especially in the clear vocal department. "Under Saturn Retrograde Part I" is the fastest and most black metal song on the album, followed by the opposite "Part II" which relents a little with acoustic guitars and sweet bass guitar lines. "You Can’t Kill Who’s Already Dead" runs a little too long for its 9-minute length, but "Spectres Over Venice" is there to compensate, being the album’s highlight with its great ending chord progressions.

It must be stated again that Forgotten Tomb is no longer the same band it was during early 2000s; Under Saturn Retrograde is a rather sophisticated dark metal / rock album from which a devoted DSBM lover won’t find much to enjoy. But in regard to what the band plays nowadays, they do it with success. It might not be what I’d personally listen to on a daily basis, but will certainly, and generally speaking, trigger the interest of a slightly younger and mainstream audience who are not interested in lo-fi suicidal black metal bands.

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