Album Review: Beldam – “Still the Wretched Linger”

Beldam - Still the Wretched Linger

On Beldam‘s debut Still the Wretched Linger, this four piece from Virginia seem to know a thing or two about creating a creepy, misanthropic vibe. It’s slow, akin to doom yet reeks of rotting death metal courtesy of some gnarly vomit style vocals. The journey from beginning to end of this album is not one to make in the wrong emotional state. It is in no way a feel good album but that’s exactly what Beldam seems to want — to drag the listener to the depths of despair and hold them there. The only problem is there’s not enough to keep you chained to the bottom of the coffin. Continue reading