Five years after the oppressive and bleak A Disease for the Ages Mourning Beloveth return with their strongest album yet, Formless in February 2013.
Recorded with Chris Fielding in Foel studios, Formless sees a band return on top of their game, it is like no other Mourning Beloveth album and yet bears the trademarks that have made them one of the stand out bands in the doom underground for the last 20 years. The organic, heavy production lends an almost eerie calm to proceedings and yet has some of the bleakest acoustic passages ever heard. From the haunting opener Theories of Old Bones through the epic Ethics on the Precipice to the five minute bile filled Old Rope, Mourning Beloveth definitely know their strengths but this time round have worked on their weaknesses and in so doing have created an album that is challenging and yet remains forever rooted in the doom/death genre.
Lyrically dealing with the inner turmoil each and everyone of us go through dealing with a world of poison, insanity and nightmares and yet scrapes at the surface of reality, a reality that nobody is sure of anymore. It is a journey from the cold sweating centre of the skull to the scratching edges of a murky world where every human element is boiled away.. A world where nobody seems to listen anymore, where all we seem to live for is pleasure, where all we will be remembered for is what we destroyed. These are brutal times.