The Departure Of Consciousness

by Fórn

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Trevor Louviere
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Trevor Louviere Heavy punishing doom at its best. A cup of coffee and this album is a solid way to start the morning Favorite track: Suffering In The Eternal Void.
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Tomi.V Slow, many small things happening all the time...interesting Favorite track: Gates Of The Astral Plane.
David Sebrechts
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David Sebrechts The opening (more like interring) riff of Dweller On The Threshold has become the most voracious earworm bludgeoning my Eustachian tube for over a year now. Gravel-spraying moloch roars, an unstoppable panzer juggernaut of a bass, and a willingness to barrel ahead every now and then put Fórn in an excellent inter-genre doom/death/sludge spot. Favorite track: Dweller On The Threshold.
Dead Moths
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Dead Moths I have persecuted the natives of England beyond all reason.
Whether gentle or simple I have cruelly oppressed them.
Many I unjustly disinherited; innumerable multitudes perished through me by famine or the sword.

Having gained the throne of that kingdom by so many crimes,
I dare not leave it to anyone but God.

—Deathbed confession of Guillaume le Bâtard, 1087
(Epigraph to "The Wake" by Paul Kingsnorth) Favorite track: Suffering In The Eternal Void.
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SDHoneymonster The soundtrack to someone sucking the oxygen from the room and your world slowly going dark. No hope, no light. Bloody good doom, then. Favorite track: Suffering In The Eternal Void.
Nick Zaratkiewicz
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Nick Zaratkiewicz This is more than your average doom/sludge record. Heavy as hell riffs that are cataclysmic, fierce vocals and atmospheric at times its a very well thought out and well written doomy experience. highly recommended!
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Last year my old friend Andy texted me after a tour suggesting I check out this new band, Fórn. Their bands had played together on tour and he was certain they would be right up my alley. He wasn’t wrong. I was floored.

The Departure of Consciousness is a devastating debut record, without question. It is an offering of completely destructive energy. Throughout the album Fórn ascend to a realm of apocalyptic riffage and scathing vocals, giving way only briefly to lulls of despondent melody. Before any glimmer of hope is capable of penetrating the filth and the grime, this entity of misery plunges back to immeasurable depths and broods in despair. This is a seething album of bleak and blistering atmosphere, it is a work of doom absolute.

Many of you that have been following the label know I rarely release CDs, but I was so taken by this album that I needed to work with Fórn in any way possible. The Departure of Consciousness was originally released on vinyl by Vendetta Records, and will be presented on CD by Gilead Media in a heavy-duty gatefold jacket with artwork by Bryan Proteau of Natvres Mortes Illustration. This pressing will be limited to 500 copies and each one will include a sticker. All pre-orders will also include a 1" button.


released March 24, 2015



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