Mournful Congregation is a funeral doom metal band hailing from Adelaide, Southern Australia. Their sound is defined through agonizingly-slow tempos and crushing, depressing guitar riffs and melodies. Drums are minimalistic, but essential to the creeping pace, and the vocals are deep, harsh, and drawn out through guttural growls.
Released on March 23, 2018, Mournful Congregation’s “The Incubus of Karma” seeps from the infinite void with a sound like that of a eulogy for the passing of a great cosmic deity. During this delve into a sea of despair, one is left feeling small amidst the flowing melodic leads that lie atop the mountainous riffage and impactfully encompassing drum production. By the album’s close, all you can do is sit and ponder the intricacies and beauty of this 1 hour and 19-minute exodus of lamentation.