Mourner are a band from Russia that plays a melodic mixture of doom and death metal and this is a review of their 2019 album "Apogee of Nihility" which was released as a joint effort between Satanath, The End Of Time Records and More Hate Productions.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction. Stringed instruments can also be heard at times while the slower sections of the songs are very heavily rooted in doom metal along with the vocals being mostly death metal growls.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length while spoken word parts can also be heard briefly. When screams are utilized they also add in a touch of black metal along with all of the musical instruments also having a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses clean playing also makes a brief return on a couple of tracks and all of the music sticks to a slower direction, the album also closes with an instrumental.
Mourner plays a style of doom/death metal that is very slow, melancholic, melodic and heavy sounding. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and depressive themes.
In my opinion Mourner are a very great sounding melodic mixture of doom and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Scorched Sun" "Apogee Of Nihility" and "Cobweb Of Captivity". 8 out of 10.