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The COFFINS Mortuary In Darkness Gatefold 12" 2LP Vinyl Album is a death-doom metal album released in 2005. The album features a dark and heavy sound that reflects the band's fascination with death and the occult. The gatefold packaging adds to the album's aesthetic appeal, making it a valuable addition to any metal music collector's library. The album showcases Coffins' unique style and contribution to the death-doom metal subgenre. This web page has photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.


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"Mortuary in Darkness" Album Description:

In the realm of heavy metal, few subgenres have captivated listeners with the same intensity and darkness as doom metal. The genre's roots trace back to the early 1970s, with bands like Black Sabbath laying the groundwork for a sound characterized by slow tempos, thick guitar riffs, and a haunting atmosphere. Over the decades, doom metal has evolved and diversified, giving rise to various substyles. One notable contributor to the genre's progression is the Japanese band COFFINS, and their 12" 2LP Vinyl Album "Mortuary in Darkness" stands as a testament to their significant impact within the context of time.

Contextualizing COFFINS in the Doom Metal Timeline: COFFINS, formed in 1996 by guitarist and vocalist Uchino, has been a driving force in the doom metal scene, contributing to the genre's global expansion. "Mortuary in Darkness," , marked a crucial point in the band's discography and the broader context of doom metal's evolution.

The album emerged at a time when doom metal was experiencing a resurgence in popularity, with bands across the world infusing new elements into the traditional sound. COFFINS, however, embraced the genre's core characteristics, creating an album that pays homage to its roots while pushing the boundaries of sonic extremity.

Musical Exploration:

The band's lineup, featuring members like Sentoli and You, brought a collective energy that manifested in the album's sonic landscape. "Mortuary in Darkness" encapsulates the essence of doom metal, with slow, lumbering rhythms, distorted guitar tones, and guttural vocals that evoke a sense of impending doom. The extensive use of downtuned guitars and thunderous drums contributes to the album's crushing heaviness, establishing COFFINS as stalwarts of the genre.

Production Aesthetics:

The album's 2LP vinyl format, housed in a gatefold cover, reflects a commitment to providing listeners with a tangible and immersive experience. The deliberate choice of vinyl, a medium known for its warmth and authenticity, aligns with the band's dedication to the traditional aspects of doom metal. The cover art, presumably designed to complement the ominous tone of the music, serves as a visual gateway into the bleak world that "Mortuary in Darkness" unfolds.

Contributions to the Doom Metal Legacy:

"Mortuary in Darkness" serves as a significant milestone in COFFINS' journey and contributes to doom metal's legacy by preserving its raw, uncompromising roots. In a time when some bands were experimenting with progressive elements, COFFINS maintained a steadfast commitment to the genre's traditional sound, earning them respect among purists and enthusiasts alike.

Music Genre:

Death / Doom Metal

Record Label Information:

Kreation Records

Album Packaging:

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

Media Format:

12" Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 230 gram  
Band Members and Musicians on: COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Uchino
  • Sentoli
  • You
Track Listing of: "COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness"

The Songs/tracks on "COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness" are

  1. Black End
  2. Slaughter of Gods
  3. Mortuary in Darkness
  4. The Unspeakable Pain
  5. Sacrifice to Evil Spirit
  6. Torture
  7. Into the Coffin (Oppression)
  8. Into the Coffin (Bonus Track)
  9. Warhead (Bonus Track)
Album cover photos of : COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness
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 Note: The images on this page are photos of the actual album. Slight differences in color may exist due to the use of the camera's flash. Images can be zoomed in/out ( eg pinch with your fingers on a tablet or smartphone ).

Back Cover  Photo of "COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness" Album
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Photo of "COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness" Album's Inner Cover  
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Close-up Photo of "COFFINS - Mortuary in Darkness" Record Label 
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