Woebegone Obscured are a band from Denmark that plays a blackened form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2013 album "Marrow Of Dreams" which was released by I, Voidhanger Records.
A more relaxed ambient sound starts off the album before going into a more heavy and melodic direction along with some melancholic elements which also leads up to a mixture of clean singing and growls and then the music really starts going into a very dark funeral doom metal direction and mixing in some black metal screams.
When we get more into the album you can hear clean parts and acoustic being utilized at times along with small amounts of spoken word parts and in some of the heavier doom metal sections melodic guitar leads are added in, the band brings a great amount of emotion and sorrow in their music with all of the songs being long epic songs that remain in a slower direction.
The songs on the album have a great amount of variety to them with some influences from early 90's U.K doom/death metal beign mixed in with the more modern and darker funeral doom metal as well as a touch of grim black metal and the singer brings in a great mixture of growls, screams and melodic singing which also makes the music sound more progressive and original sounding.
Woebegone Obscured have a very interesting and original approach to blackened funeral doom/death metal bring in a good balance between heavy, slow, dark and melancholic sounds along with a dark, powerful and heavy production and lyrics that cover dark, depressive and schizophrenic themes.
In my opinion Woebogone Obscured are a very great sounding blackened funeral doom/death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Vacuum ocean" and "In Suffering Darkness Dwell". 8/5 out of 10.