by Arche

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Neongeiist Photography Pure and fantasic Finland Doom Metal, a Masterpiece in this Genre. Listen and Relax !!!!! Favorite track: Funereal Folds.
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texasshole A blizzard outside my window. Whiskey in my glass and weed in my pipe. The perfect soundtrack. In a genre of orthodoxy, Arche breathe new life while remaining true. One of the best debuts in a long while. Favorite track: Funereal Folds.
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Marius Otting I must say I am happy I found this. This is one beautiful mix between clean and distortion guitars, also dark heavy riffs and some pretty cool melodies. This is great Doom Metal for sure!
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"The emotive force and wave of doom that comes from this EP was something brilliant and bodes very well for the group's future. If Arche can maintain this level consistency with their future projects, then it is possible that Scandinavia's Funeral Doom may have their next great band."
- metalinjection.net

"With very few bands worldwide, able to push the boundaries of this extreme music art over the limits of what has already been played and recorded, ARCHE enter the highest ranks of the genre with its mesmerising record."
- absit-omen.com

"This is how you do funeral doom. Big, well orchestrated, lots of melodies, and maintaining a level of excitement across its lengthy tracks."
- invisibleoranges.com

"Quite simply this is a beautiful, staggering piece of work."
"Arche hit near alchemy and this morose, gorgeous, lonely behemoth deserves serious attention this time around."
- ghostcultmag.com

"Their sound—a funeral-doom standard with a focus on melody that retains a sense of rawness, much like their Finnish contemporaries—is impressive both in scope and quality"
- heathenharvest.org

"As a pair, these two tracks are incredibly atmospheric, and have an almost tangible weight to them, with their slowness suggesting a sense of eternity in line with their “Funeral Doom” labelling."
- metal-temple.com

"Atmospherically crushing, like falling down a blackened pit with no chance of escape, except to listen to the hypnotic melodies of deathly passages and hymns of suffocating madness."
- doom-metal.com





released July 11, 2015

E. Kuismin - Guitars, Vocals
P. Raatikainen - Guitars, Bass
V. Raittila - Drums

Music and lyrics by E. Kuismin
Musical arrangements by Arche
Recorded and mixed by P. Raatikainen
Mastered by Kari Laaksonen / Raja-audio
Produced by Arche

Cover Photography by Mikko Henrik Huotari



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Arche Tampere, Finland

Arche was formed as a vessel for the ever-emerging elegies. In Summer 2014 the line-up was completed for the recordings of Arche's debut EP "Undercurrents" which was digitally released on 11th July 2015. The tape version was released by Graceless Recordings in September 2015 and CD by Third-I-Rex in 2016 . ... more

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Track Name: Plains of Lethe
upon the calm, endless shores
an ever-present, unalloyed bliss

the living flow creates a rhythm
as myriad reflections fade
into an undying river of stars

the water-covered passage
a touchstone to infinity
a faint sensation, as if a distant memory
uncreated in the depths of silence
Track Name: Funereal Folds
inner shadows
coiling in funereal folds
archaic fragments
in stagnant pools of woe

the snow falls heavy and slow
fathoming the depths unknown
another eclipse has passed
my shadow on her earth