When I got this album nearly in the start of 2008. I couldn't get more depressive than Draconian's 'Oh Death Come Near Me' and Forgotten Tomb's 'Love Burial Ground' and Mournful Gust's A Pain To Remember, The gem from The Funeral Orchestra, pure blend of Funeral Doom with epic texture of Death. This is incredibly depressive, but also mysterious. Instrumentals like 'Black Orbit' create a different atmosphere which is rarely felt in a Funeral Doom album.
Most Metal critics said that the demo was too short ( nearly 21 minutes), but the listener can be satisfied after listening to this album, since it's over an hour long. The 3 songs are from their 2003 Demo 'We Are The End' are included in the album (We Are The End , Black Orbit and Apocalyptic Trance Ritual), and the other stuff of new material on this album are simply breathtaking. 'Worship' is the great try at making something depressed. It kicks off with a little guitar drone, then an organ kicks and hear a girl's Desperate crying. It did make an image in my mind of a girl crying in an church. The album ends with a live version of Church of TFO. The sound quality is great, because It is a live song, Since the mixing of this song is not so good because one can easily hear people talking in the back for most of the track. Still, this definitely proves that TFO can be a good band both in studio and to be live.
Overall, if you enjoyed the depressive music of bands such as Shape of Despair , Draconian , Forgotten Tomb , Mournful Gust, do grab this, but keep in mind It is much depressive doom feeling of cemetery , there are no Black Metal elements like in Forgotten Tomb. Filled with doomy, slow and depressive riffs, this album got positive review from mine , I just said in last that It should keep Funeral Doom fans coming back for more.
First published on http://death.fm/ (5 Dec 2011) by the name Enter The Depressive feel of TFO