The debut full-length album by Russian Black/Doom Metal band.
Cerebrium was formed by Morok (Bog-Morok, Morguenstern, Shexna, Downgrade, ex- Vo Skorbyakh) in November 2014, along with his friend Denis Grin (drums). What Cerebrium basically represents is a pretty stretched mishmash of different styles incorporated into their debut album.
Misanthropic, depressive and experimental post-Black/Dark Metal perhaps would not even be an appropriate enough description for this stuff, but it surely comes close. “When I Am Dead” draws listeners into the depth of bleak and dismal Depressive Dark Metal from the very beginning and awakes not always pleasant feelings and memories – terror, death anxiety, various phobias, hysterias and mental disorders.
Music set to the most tenebrous and sorrowful lyrics about death and futility of life written by classics of foreign poetry – Thomas Hardy, Christina Rossetti, Robert Herrick, Wilfred Owen and others – is a high quality performed and recorded combination of hysteric intense Black Metal and melancholic suicidal Metal in keeping with the best traditions of such masters of the genre as Bethlehem.
Black Metal screaming vocals prevail on the album; however, the vocalist Morok is not a stranger to clean singing. Besides, the album features extreme female guest vocals performed by Morgana – the front-woman of a horror-gothic band Morguenstern. Her unique voice made the atmosphere of the album even more oppressive and morbid.
Strange and scary monochromatic artwork of the booklet contributes to the image of this original, authentic and potent material.
"When I Am Dead" is a solid album. Just give it a chance!
More Hate Productions, 2015 (MHP 15-146). Made in Russia. First press.
1. The Dead Man Walking 05:14
2. My Last Breath 04:39
3. Song [When I Am Dead] 04:15
4. In Tenebris 05:53
5. The Hag 04:55
6. To Life 03:13
7. Dark Floods 03:49
8. The Unreturning 08:04
Total playing time: 40:02