The Swedish doom veterans In Mourning have had an interesting discography. At first they only released demos until they eventually got it all going full scale and released their first full-length in 2008. Since then the band went from a release every second year, up until the last album The Weight of Oceans and we have been waiting long four years for the Afterglow. It is here now though so time to dig in!
The four years seems to have done In Mourning good as the opening song Fire and Ocean reels you right into their oceanic dreams, and oh how sweet it is. Since The Weight of Oceans release In Mourning has taking in the drummer Daniel Liljekvist, which many of you have probably heard during his years in the legendary band Katatonia. Liljekvist is doing a superb job on Afterglow, as expected, and adding the three guitarists to the mix Tobias Netzell, Björn Petterson and Tim Nedergård then you got yourself a riffing solo machine that’s well oiled and has that blasting punch to it from the drums.
If you’re a fan of the older Opeth or bands such as Insomnium and Swallow the Sun then In Mourning will be exactly what you are looking for.