Could Copenhagen become the new death doom capital? If so, it`s all because of Konvent! Founded in 2015, the fourpiece stoically trudges through the blackest mires – following in the footsteps of Candlemass, Paradise Lost, Cult of Luna and Black Breath, who all unleashed the bleakest horror on mankind in the early 90s.
Based in Denmark, the band deals with colossal Death/Doom Metal, taking the slow, determined path to absolute pain and destruction. Set to make an impression from the start with their first LP, the crackling title-track opens the album. Helping spark even more interest a music video was subsequently released in October comprised of footage from the band’s appearance at the Roskilde Festival this past June. That said, the stage presence of the band mirrors their sound quite well: Vocalist Rikke Emilie List and Drummer Julie Simonsen hold down the slower, sludgier half of the band, while Bassist Heidi Withington Brink and Guitarist Sara Helena Nørregaard move about and work with a more frenzied pace.
Rikke Emilie List`s guttural vocals and tenacious riffing combined with menacingly heavy production make the debut by these four Danish women a massive extreme metal highlight of early 2020 – and it wouldn`t come as a surprise if Puritan Masochism conjures up a deserved revival for the whole death doom genre.
Country of origin: Denmark
Genre: Death/Doom Metal
Current label:Napalm Records
Heidi Withington Brink-Bass (2015-present)
Sara Helena Nørregaard-Guitars (2015-present)
Rikke Emilie List-Vocals (2015-present)
Julie Simonsen-Drums (2017-present)
Konvent - Puritan Masochism (2020)
1. Puritan Masochism 04:41
2. The Eye 03:25
3. Trust 05:17
4. World of Gone 05:57
5. Bridge 06:30
6. Waste 04:59
7. Idle Hands 05:22
8. Ropes Pt. I 04:36
9. Ropes Pt. II 07:21
Format : MPEG Audio
Format version : Version 1
Format profile : Layer 3
Format settings : Joint stereo