Mythological Cold Towers is a quite old band in the epic doom metal scene of Brazil. They were formed in 1994 and two years later they released their debut “Sphere of Nebaddon (The Dawn of a Dying Tyffereth)”, a dark doom / atmospheric death metal album. In 2000 they released their second work “Remoti Meridiani Hymni (Towards the Magnificent Realm of the Sun)”, with a different sound and some folk elements in their music. In 2005 the album “The Vanished Pantheon” came out with a much improved production and it was the last with their previous label Somber Records. Now they signed with the German label Cyclone Empire, which released their 4th full-length “Immemorial” in the end of 2011.
Unlike their 2 previous albums that contained long songs, “Immemorial” has 7 tracks with a total duration of 43 minutes. The band plays epic doom metal, with the typical slow to mid tempo rhythms and this deep sad atmosphere. The overall sound of their guitars is more death / black oriented and is enriched by grandiose synths, which most of the time stay in the background. They use mostly sullen death metal vocals and some clean male recitations, which fit perfectly with their music. I believe they have made an excellent work with the compositions and their sound quality. Mythological Cold Towers have managed to build a strong atmosphere full of obscure haunting feelings with very simple means. They have entirely removed any folk elements from their music, but their album succeeds to revive the dark enigmatic mystical aura of their ancestors. Their lyrics are in English singing about sad, occult and mythological themes.
Mythological Cold Towers is a group that most fans of epic doom metal will appreciate. Their death / black references could also interest a larger audience. “Immemorial” is released by a German label, so it already has a better distribution than its predecessors. You can visit their myspace and Facebook official pages in order to get a taste of their music.