Recorded January - November 2014.
"So what happens when you have two 19-year-olds isolated on the prairies of Canada who want to destroy the world, one monolithic riff at a time? You get Of Doomed Morale"
Experience the bludgeoning and ethereal new concept album from Saskatchewan's premier drone/stoner/doom metal band Of Doomed Morale, titled "Ritual On Black Mountain".
Synopsis: After studying and preparing for all of his existence, an immortal pilgrim in an ageless time makes a trek to save the world. He makes a pilgrimage to the black mountain, a place of great evil, in order to conduct a sealing ritual on a cosmic tear created by an inter-dimensional demon who has been trying to use said tear as a door way into our plane of existence for many millennia. During the pilgrim's ascension of black mountain by route of an illuminated golden path, he comes upon a village which is situated on a plateau. The leader of the village calls upon the pilgrim, slaughters a goat and marks the pilgrim's forehead with a sigil written in the blood of the offering, and prays, "bless you, for you will bring the end". They send him on his way. As he continues on his climb, spectral guardians along the path cloud the pilgrim's mind with visions of apocalypse. The pilgrim stops to briefly rest on a ledge and notices a monk meditating cross legged in a white robe on a stone lip slightly below him. The pilgrim goes to investigate. The monk greets him by name, and without another word unwraps a ceremonial blade sheathed in cloth and skins and disembowels the pilgrim. Upon investigating his liver and intestines the monk introduces himself as a Haruspex and after replacing the pilgrim's innards with tar and sawdust he confirms that the pilgrim will bring the apocalypse. The Haruspex wraps the now-skinless pilgrim in his robe and sends him on his way. The pilgrim finally makes it to the altar situated on black mountain's peak, conducts the expulsion ritual and instead of the ritual sealing the demon out of our dimension, it causes the demon's portal to burst open fully. This brings forth a torrential rain of fire and sulfur. The demon enters our realm, brings an end to all of mankind and the earth mother rejoices that the parasite which once covered her flesh has now been purged. The earth lives on for all eternity and the pilgrim's life long duties of saving the world have been fulfilled.
1. Pilgrimage (Instrumental)
2. Black Mountain
5. The Haruspex
7. The Moon Devoured The Sun
released November 3, 2014
Jacob Wk - hatred, bile, venom, rhythm guitars, lead guitars, vocals, lyrics, and bass. Engineering, editing, and production.
Mark Jarocki - misery, blood, mysanthropy, percussion, lead guitars, acoustic guitars, vocals, lyrics, and bass. Engineering, mastering and production.
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