Koen W. : Sorrowful Land is an atmospheric doom metal band from Ukraine. The man behind the band is Max Molodtsov. The album reflects a perfect atmosphere of melancholy and sadness. Even the sunniest day falls completely into the water when you hear this. The utterly beautiful compositions by Max take care for this. That the man is no longer a noble unknown, proves the list of guest musicians on this album. Most of the musical instruments are by his hand. Some guitar solos were played by Vito Marchese (Novembers Doom). For the vocal parts an appeal was made by guest singers with a voice that perfectly reflect the atmosphere of the song. It goes from a warm emotional voice like Kaivan Saraei (Dream or Poe) in And Wilt Thou Weep When I Am Low?. But a little later with When The Worlds Gone Gold you hear the ice cold tomb voice, read grunt, from Daniel Neagoe (Clouds, Eye Of Solitude, Shape Of Despair). Max himself is responsible for the vocals on A Father I Never Had. He has an understandable grunt. The whole song goes as the title says about a father figure who was responsible for a lot of abuse and traumas. The pain and threat it emits are damn tangible. The album only counts six songs. But with a playing time goes between seven and eight minutes, you get a big dose of melancholic doom metal of a high level.