After the successful release of their debut album “Smouldering Into Dust”, Chilean doom-death metallers Mournument continue to impress with a new acoustic version of their song “Rimu”, recorded live during a session in the heart of a forest.
“At the end of January 2023, Niklas, Alfredo, Krono and our dear friend Marcos (from Mortajas/Mourners Lament) took a journey to the bare origin of hopelessness. In our incessant wanderings and under the gloomy mantle of wine, we recorded some songs performed there. ‘Sembrando Caminos’ (Sowing paths) is how we call this acoustic session, made at the heart of the forest on the outskirts of Litueche, VI region, Chile, which we will be sharing with all of you as weeks pass by”.
Mournument started activities in 2021 after Niklas (Deveneror, ÆRA, Forestfather, Flesh Configuration) and A.P. (Sol Sistere, Concatenatus, The Ancient Doom) met and discussed the creation of a new artistic vessel, considering some musical styles that has not been well explored in their home country Chile, taking aspects of the deepest and most emotional tunes of traditional Chilean folklore, combined with a melancholic Doom Metal approach. After a few months of hard work, a full length album was created, and the experienced drummer C. Krono (Favna Abisal, The Ancient Doom) was recruited to complete the band’s line up.
Mournument will not hesitate in showing stark influences from fellow countrymen Uaral while embracing the melancholy of Agalloch together with the folk spirit of Empyrium. Their music is melancholy with elegantly adorned melodies which lulls the listener into a feeling of catharsis together with the funeral speech that the band presents to us.
“Smouldering Into Dust” is out now via Ardua Music.