Exclusive Video Premiere: Illimitable Dolor – Abandoned Cuts of River

Hitch a ride on the feels train with a new video from Illimitable Dolor‘s majestic, plaintive new self-titled funeral doom eulogy.

Funeral doom vets may not be familiar with the name Illimitable Dolor, but the combined pedigree of the players involved is enough to make any sadboi blush. You see, Illimitable Dolor is legendary Australian act The Slow Death risen from the ashes to pay tribute to their dearly departed band member Gregg Williamson. The name may be different, but the painstakingly crafted, emotionally charged tunes will be instantly familiar.

And what a tribute this album is! Across the four ponderous, pensive tracks, Prickett, Garcia, and McLaughlin chisel and hammer away a magnificent monument to the departed, one that shines with depth, earnestness, and vulnerability. Today, it is my distinct pleasure to bring to you Illimitable Dolor’s lyric video for “Abandoned Cuts of River,” a thoughtful, even glorious paean replete with lush keys, harmonized growls and choral effects, and massive riffs. It almost feels wrong to headbang to such a work of loss and sorrow, yet the riffs compel.

I’m usually quite critical of music videos, and lyric videos even moreso, but “Abandoned Cuts of River” is a special case. The lyrics are abstract bursts of wrought grief that demand deeper investigation, and their excellent pairing with a somber, autumnal journey certainly captures the grey tone of the music itself. Moreover, the visuals remind me of fond memories of side-scrolling adventure games like Limbo or Badlands or Abe’s Odyssey, evoking a painful twinge of nostalgia and determination. It’s a winning combination.

If you like what you see and hear, you can check out one other track from Illimitable Dolor on Bandcamp. Rest assured, “Comet Dies or Shrines” hits just as hard as “Abandoned Cuts of River,” dealing equally in menace and heartache. Illimitable Dolor drops March 22nd via Transcending Obscurity. 

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Published on: March 3, 2017

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  • Scrimm

    Really digging some of the slower stuff lately.

    • Rain Poncho W.

      Me too, dude. This music hit the spot.

      • Scrimm

        Pausing Krypts.

        • Scrimm

          Yeah this is good

          • Rain Poncho W.


  • Elegant Gazing Globe


  • Song best listened to while looking out a rain-soaked window.


    illimitable? limitless?

    • CyberneticOrganism

      A cromulent avoision of proper grammar.

    • Howard Dean

      “Hah! Spotted the pleb! You need to go full learned patrician and start using a thesaurus to name your music. Using infrequently-utilized synonyms to common words is the only way to gain a comprehensive understanding of post-Hegelian dialectics!”


      • ME GORAK™✓ᶜᵃᵛᵉᵐᵃⁿ




        • Howard Dean


          • Rain Poncho W.

            Cellar door

          • Howard Dean

            I think you mean “A monolithic slab of crumbling granite encrusted in nitre and gravemould that is falling away at its edges like the very aeons of chthonic mysteries slipping unto the hyperborean netherworld.”*

            *Powered by the H.P. Lovecraft Synonym Generator

          • Rain Poncho W.

            I really need to start collecting silly hyperbole from EPKs for promos. Sure, we all do hyperbole too, but I at least attempt to talk about the music in concrete terms. With the majority of these underground metal promos, you can easily read the description and have 0 clue what it sounds like.

          • Howard Dean

            Some of my favorite labels are habitual offenders of the silly promo hyperbole. You get two paragraphs that are peppered with Lovecraftian adjectives or really stupid and cliche war metaphors, and little to no description of the actual music. Sometimes they toss in a “For fanz ov Goatpenis, early Kreator, Sextrash, and Total Soul Rape!!!”

          • Rain Poncho W.


    • I like the way “illimitable” rolls off the tongue. Also, these are two different words.

  • FrankWhiteKingOfNY
  • Señor Jefe El Rosa

    Funeral Doom album in tribute of a fallen band member. That’s intense.

    • Scott

      The album is quite intense, for sure.

  • Ouch, my feels!

  • Sid Vicious Promos

    Yay, funeral doom!

  • GL

    Since I am not a huge fan of doo(insert o^100)m, I have to say the video really makes me stick with it. Really cool!


    • Rain Poncho W.


  • Joaquin Stick

    Dang, that really builds into a nice conclusion. Enjoyment was had.

  • Doom Scientist

    Symphonic Funeral Doom isn’t my type.

  • Doom Scientist

    In other news, I just scored an Anthrax ticket.

  • Waynecro

    Thanks for the video premiere and excellent write-up!

  • Scott

    And by the way, only Prickett, Garcia and McLaughlin appear on the album.


    • Rain Poncho W.

      Cheers and thanks for the clarification. Wonderful music here.

      • Scott

        You’re very welcome.
        It’s indeed wonderful, you’re right. Can definitely seeing being one of my favourite albums this year (even if we’re only in March).