One of most anticipated releases of the year is certainly the debut album “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out” by En Minor, the new experimental and surprising musical endeavor of legendary Philip H. Anselmo and a collective of extremely talented musicians.
The mournful guitar phrases on “Mausoleums” effortlessly convey a hypnotic melodic essence and the vocals constantly emphasize the inner painful feelings further emphasized by the addition of spellbinding cello harmonies.
“On The Floor” relies on delightful slow burning melodies courtesy of the moody guitar leads and the warm bluesy tonalities surrounding Anselmo’s baritone vocals that continue to express a genuine emotional turmoil.
The mellow yet darkened melodic guitars and the forlorn vocal delivery on “Melancholia” aptly create a deeply melancholic mood enriched by the lovely classical nuances of the cathartic cello phrases.
Even if “This Is Not Your Day” still feels absolutely somber, the guitar work blending acoustic tones and distorted licks can successfully craft a series of memorable mid paced rhythmic patterns.
You will feel compelled to embrace the contemplative darkness of “Black Mass” where the charming guitars fluently create comforting crestfallen melodies around Anselmo’s bittersweet vocal performance.
“Disposable For You” still dwells within a lugubrious world yet the acoustic passages naturally lead to unexpected rhythmic twists and catchy dynamics while the elegant cello melodies will have the chance to thrive evoking sheer melancholy.
The eclectic nature of “When The Cold Truth Has Worn Its Miserable Welcome Out” is immediately palpable and inevitably Anselmo’s soft & grave vocals are at the center of the whole album delivering tales of sorrow and grief within a perfectly brooding sonic realm.