The third album "Terrene" from international death/funeral doom act Mesmur is a colossal and moving sonic rendering of a dying world. Where their 2017 album S operated on a cosmic scale, Terrene explores similar themes of entropy and impending chaos in a more terrestrial context, and is rife with the suffocating dirges and toxic atmosphere the band is known for. Featuring guest flute and cello performances by Don Zaros of Evoken and the Russian Nadia Avanesova, and another stunning cover design by Ukranian painter Cadaversky, Terrene reaches new levels of scope and ambition for Mesmur in their objective to create a vast and immersive doom metal experience.
"Mesmur know how to create something tragically beautiful as Terrene displays raw emotions over the course of an intense yet dreamlike musical journey."
- Nine Circles
"an album of both crushing agony, and sublime beauty, of deep melancholy and sorrow"
- Metal Wani
"there’s quite a bit to like here as no one does it quite like Mesmur when it comes to exponentially atmospheric doom/death... a very immersive experience that feels like the the death knell of an alien world that we can only grasp partially, in short musical glimpses."
- The Grim Tower
"an engaging, absorbing experience, one which is well worth having for any fan of funeral doom"
- Wonderbox Metal
"Terrene is an album that enters of right in the restricted number of funeral doom excellences well beyond the temporal enclosure of this 2019"
- Grind on the Road
"Is it a game changing album? Time will tell, but once heard it’s hard to not think that it really should be recognised as such."
"A top segment in the genre"
"strong both from the technical side and in matters of atmospheric. It can be seen that the musicians are experienced and passionate fans of their craft."