Mothermound are a band from Slovenia that plays a progressive form of doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "The Burden Of Tomorrow" which was released by Hollow Earth Records.
"Aurora Awaken" which is also the first song on the album opens up with soft acoustic guitar playing along with a brief use of flutes a few seconds later which also leads up to heavy guitar riffs and drums as well as the guitar riffing utilizing some melody and a minute later doom/death metal growls kick in as well as the music getting more progressive and as time goes on by melodic clean singing vocals are added into the song as well as some melodic guitar solos and leads a couple of minutes later and the song closes with acoustic guitars.
"Come The Moonlight, Come The Rain" begins with heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds alter melodic vocals find their way into the song along with some growls shortly after that while also keeping around the melodic vocals and halfway through the song the music goes into a softer direction along with some acoustic guitars before getting heavy again along with some guitar leads.
"Lady Violet" opens up with heavy and melodic sounding guitar and bass riffs along with some drums and a few seconds later growls kick in which also mix in with the melodic vocals and halfway through the song there is a brief use of acoustic guitars and synths as well as a guitar solos which also leads to the music getting heavy again and then the song starts to alternate between heavy and acoustic parts.
"Beings Beyond Being" starts up with sound effects before adding in heavy, melodic and progressive sounding guitar and bass riffs along with drums which also leads up to growls and halfway through the song acoustic guitars, and guitar solos make their presence known along with a brief use of spoken word parts before getting heavy again.
"A Murder Of Angels" kicks in with heavy and melodic sounding guitar and bass riffs along with drums and a few seconds alter progressive rock style guitar leads come in before adding in melodic vocals as well as some death metal growls.
"Dogma Defiled" comes in with heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs and drums along with some aggressive and melodic vocals and a few seconds alter melodic guitar leads start coming in and out of the song.
"Omega Omnipresent" hits it off with heavy and melodic guitar and bass riffs along with some drums as well as guitar leads that come in and out of the song and a minute later a mixture of growls and melodic singing make their way into the song.
"The Path I Cross" makes its way in with a melodic guitar lead before adding in heavy guitar riffs and melodic vocals along with some growls and bass guitars a few seconds later as w ell as the guitars getting more melodic.
"Curtains Fall" which is the last song on the album is introduced with heavy bass and guitar riffs which also utilize some melody along with some drums and guitar leads and a few seconds later melodic vocals kick in a s well as some growls and a few minutes later there is a brief use of classical guitars and female vocals and close the song.
Song lyrics cover Occultism, while the production has a very strong, powerful, heavy and professional sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording along with some of the songs being very long and epic in length.
In my opinion Mothermound are a very great sounding progressive doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Aurora Awaken" "Beings Beyond Being" "Omega Omnipresent' and "Curtains Fall". RECOMMENDED BUY.