Though I’ve been a folk-head and a thrash-head for quite some time, I am a recent convert to the doomier side of metal. Fin’amor, a band from New York City, satisfies my doom-tooth (and my melodeath-tooth) expertly! With a tagline like “Fin’amor exists to resurrect the beauty of pleasure and pain, amidst the stale desolation of apathy,” you’d expect them to be pretty emo…and you’d be right. However, these guys really pull it off without sounding maudlin. If you like Moonspell, there’s not a chance in hell you won’t be captivated by at least one of Fin’amor’s songs.
Since 2008, Fin’amor have been a unit, gigging around the NYC Tri-state area and working on a debut. Local symphonic doom metal bands are in quite short supply around these parts, so they’ve gathered a very loyal fan base over the years, despite a near-catastrophic lineup overhaul just when the band was hitting its stride. Next week, Fin’amor get to showcase their talents to a wider audience — they’ll open for the Conquerors Of The World Tour (Septicflesh, Krisiun, Melechesh, Ex Deo, Inquisition) at Gramercy Theater on October 16! If you’re in the area, you owe it to yourself to check them out — they’re offering tickets on their official Facebook page.