The Foreshadowing - Days of Nothing (Candlelight Records) - Back
The beginning of the band The Foreshadowing started with an idea years ago from the founder Alessandro Pace. With the help of his friends the trio started the band in1999, but it wasn’t until 2006 when the final pieces of the band were put together to form the lineup on their disc “Days of Nothing.”

The Foreshadowing includes members from multiple bands like Dope Stars Inc., Klimt 1918, Grimness, How Like A Winter, and Spiritual Frost. When combining their traits together they form a melancholic gothic-doom metal band with epic and ethereal atmosphere. They seem to use similar techniques as My Dying Bride, Paradise Lost, Anthema, Moonspell, Katatonia and in turn, give them a similar vibe. “Days of Nothing” quite doesn’t have the power of aforementioned bands, because it’s more mellow, but still pleasing to one that enjoys the darkened tones of gothic-doom.

On the ten songs and fifty-two minutes you will find a nice change pace from the melodic to heavy with keys adding the ever-important doomy atmosphere. Gloomy downtuned guitars and drums are strong foundation to build a band around. The clean gothic vocals are like the emotional vocal style of Aaron Stainthorp from My Dying Bride. At times, you become surprised that you are listening to The Forshadowing instead of MDB.

One final note on the disc, Seth Siro Anton created the album’s artwork. He has done covers for Paradise Lost, Caliban, and Rotting Christ. His style fits this album and the band nicely.

Among the ten tracks, there are several that are quality. “Departure” is possibly my favorite. And being that “Days of Nothing” is The Foreshadowing debut; things can only get better…Sweet!

Rating:
83

Reviewed By: Jeffrey D. Adkins