Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Weakling - Dead As Dreams

Artist: Weakling
Album: Dead As Dreams
Genre: Black Metal
Year: 2000
Origin: USA

I've been meaning to post this album for a long time, but it's difficult to write about. I'm not sure I even know how I feel about it. It's a brilliant album for sure, but you have to be in the right mood to handle the dark and hypnotic atmosphere, otherwise it can be downright hard to listen to. From Dead As Dreams, Weakling's only release, you can see where some of the more recent US black metal bands, such as Wolves in the Throne Room, got their dense atmosphere. But Wolves in the Throne Room took it in a more... light-hearted, I guess... direction, whereas Weakling is closer in some ways to the misanthropic feel of fellow San Francisco artist Leviathan.

All of the ID tags should be correct, though one of the files is misnamed: it should be "Desasters in the Sun". In general, if it looks like proper English it's probably not the correct track name.

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Charles D. Ward said...


I actually thought Weakling was a direct predecessor to WITTR and was gonna say "you do realise that...?", but fortunately I checked my feckts and thus came to the conclusion I had been falsely informed of such!


TheChiefCommie said...

I could see why you might think that.

One of the guitarists is in The Fucking Champs, but other than that I don't know of any connections from the musicians.