AHAB — The Call of the Wretched Sea (review)

AHAB — The Call of the Wretched Sea album cover Album · 2006 · Funeral Doom Metal Buy this album from MMA partners
4/5 ·
Warthur
This is the debut album by the German funeral doom outfit Ahab, and as you might guess from their name and the title it's a Moby Dick-inspired piece. Drawing heavily on the similarly-themed demo The Oath - The Hunt and Ahab's Oath are rerecorded tracks from there - it showcases a group with a delicate and nuanced understanding of their chosen subgenre, who are able to add their own twists and turns to the funeral doom metal formula and refresh it. Daniel Droste, in particular, is a star player on the album for his light but significant use of keyboards - check out that mournful droning organ tone that the album kicks off with and which excellently sets the atmosphere.
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UMUR wrote:
more than 2 years ago
I enjoy this one too. A great funeral doom album.

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