MY SHAMEFUL


"Of All the Wrong Things" (Firebox Records; 2003)

Reviewed by Christopher J. Kelter

My Shameful is a new doom/death band from Finland. The band is a one-man project featuring the talents of Sami Rautio. 

Like most doom/death albums, the music requires patience and multiple listens to gather in all of the nuances the artist is trying to convey. Fortunately, Rautio doesn't overplay any one section of music within his songs which helps the disc move along. 

While "Of All The Wrong Things" is enjoyable to listen to if one is in the mood for the doom/death style, yet the overall listening experience isn't exactly inspiring to write about. That said, however, there isn't anything necessarily wrong with "Of All The Wrong Things" either. In that way you could say that the album succeeds - existence in this veil of tears is a weighty experience devoid of the emotional highs and the crushing lows that life can bring upon the human element. In the end it is best to say that "Of All The Wrong Things" impressively displays the oppressive nature of life in its myriad of forms.

"Of All The Wrong Things" contains one intro track and seven long doom laden tracks. The mournful lament of "Beneath" is probably the album's strongest track with the disc ending "Blamed" coming in a close second.

What I hear on My Shameful's "Of All The Wrong Things" is a mix of mid-paced doom/death (almost in the style of Morgion) with the stylistic impression and production of raw black metal.

"Of All The Wrong Things" was produced by Sami Rautio.

My Shameful is Sami Rautio.

For more information visit http://listen.to/myshameful


Rating Guide:

A classic. This record will kick your ass.

Killer. Not a classic but it will rock your world.

So-so. You've heard better.

Pretty bad. Might make a nice coaster.

Self explanatory. Just the sight of the cover makes you wanna hurl.


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