Origin: Bethlehem, PA, USA
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Bereavement  


Bereavement is an impressive new band from Pennsylvania, initially consisting of a trio of brothers (a fourth member has has since joined). Their debut album, The Advent Of Loss, is quite an undertaking, made all the more impressive in that the band is unsigned and the album was completely self-financed. Musically, the guys operate in a sort of progressive, melodic doom-death world -- Opeth is a clear influence (general mood, and also the tendency to intersperse acoustic passages throughout the songs), yet they are by no means just a copy. There's also a fair bit of doom and some progressive stylings as well, and a faint air of melancholy pervades throughout, befitting both band and album names. Vocally, Jonathan alternates between an extremely low death growl and a more blackened rasp -- they are not the high point of the band, but nor do they detract from the music. A minor criticism of Loss might be that, while the style is varied and distinctive in itself, the songs tend to run together and lack individual memorability (though this could be said for any number of bands, young or not). Still, this is indeed a quality debut, and it should not be long before this band is signed somewhere -- they definitely deserve a chance at the next level.

Current Members

Jonathan Martnick

vocals/bass

Jeremiah Martnick

guitars

Ryan Buechle

guitars

Daniel Martnick

drums


Discography



The Advent Of Loss 
2007 self-released
  1. Exordium
  2. Axis
  3. Ascension
  4. Eye of the Storm
  5. Loss
  6. Conviction
  7. Wellspring
  8. Ruin
  • Jonathan Martnick
  • Jeremiah Martnick
  • Daniel Martnick

Reviews:   Chronicles Of Chaos 

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