Persistence in Mourning - The Undead Shall Rise

"First full-length album from Andy Lippoldt AKA Persistence In Mourning, after a couple of EPs and a split 7" with funeral doom legends Worship. The Undead Shall Rise is a concept album on a zombie attack, following our protagonist on fleeing the zombie hordes on the A side (which ends with him being bitten), and deals with his transformation into an undead on the B side. It's a hokey concept, but does it work? YES IT DOES! There's a real soundtrack feel to the record, with funeral doom dirges interspersed with noisey, unsettling moments and fractured spoken word. Reminiscent of doom legends Thergothon on the more "conventional" pieces, but in my opinion the stuff he's doing on this record is a million miles ahead of anyone in the genre right now. It's a very downbeat record and captures the spirit of utter hopelessness and despair (what I can only assume the "zombie" concept is allegory for) perfectly. Features a host of guest musicians (including Ganzmord, M. Warjomaa from Aarni and B.Baphomet from By The Horns) who serve to each stamp their own unique talents onto the music."

LP released on At War With False Noise in 2009. Whilst your at it, check out their Bandcamp as well.

The Undead Shall Rise


Anonymous,  30 June 2015 at 19:04  

i didn't like that

Certifiablockhead 23 July 2015 at 10:01  

a concept album on a zombie attack...i couldn´t follow it -i couldn´t follow Joe´s Garage nor The Lamb Lies Down on Broadway, they seemed ludicrous...yes they had wonderful moments- I´ve listen to this taking the tracks randomly and I liked the Interludes the most...and the last track...didn´t make the effort to follow the voice...never quite understood doom crooning...I also see you give points for content originality...being a new guy in the noise crowd, I pay attention to the recommendations and descriptions on your posts...anyways, thanks for turning me on to some of the greatest music I ever heard...