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Funeral (the band) discography opinion 
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The first (super happy) single from Funeral's new album came out recently which prompted me to revisit their post-Tragedies back catalogue, to see if there was something I had actually missed.

Tristesse, Beyond All Sunsets and Tragedies are probably the best doom ever created for me and it's quite sad that no other band has really replicated the sound there, although the formula is very simple. With the exception of their 97' Demo which I give the occasional spin I had never really liked anything else from them, as it just wasn't the real Funeral and more importantly they were not as good at creating fast doom - way too many other other bands just did it better.

So here is what I think about it:

In Fields Of Pestilent Grief - nice vocals, but way too energetic and fast. Not as bad as it seemed way back then, but not enough to justify listening to it.

From These Wounds - this is actually great and I should not have dismissed it when it came out. It's actually really mournful and affecting. Definitely worth owning and I'm glad I revisited their discography if only for this album.

As the Light Does the Shadow - way too mellow and whiny not in a good way - the worst album they've done.

To Mourn Is a Virtue - an obvious travesty, does not even deserve a mention

Oratorium - musically great - nice and slow, but way too light in mood, so not sure it's worth it, even if it is a nice comeback after the previous two lowest points in their disco


What do you think, am I missing anything?


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Gosh... I have no idea! I haven't listened to Funeral for 2 centuries, at least. Good excuse to revisit...

EDIT: listened to the "single"... I hated it.

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The one I prefer is From These Wounds. I used to have a boxset with both Tragedies and Tristesse; but eventually traded it... too miserable-sounding I guess and I wasn't in the mood for that back then.

I've just seen I also had IFOPG and Oratorium. I'll give a listen to the latter today to refresh my memory.

Not a band I rate very highly tough.

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Never listened to them...trying out 'In Fields Of Pestilent Grief' now.


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baphomet wrote:
The one I prefer is From These Wounds.


I agree... the rest is meh... :)

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I agree that From These Wounds is the best of their post funeral doom period.

But I'm really surprised Tristesse, Beyond All Sunsets and Tragedies don't get enough love. Maybe I'm partial, but it's doom in it's purest and most miserable form, especially Tristesse.


Btw, the second track from the new album is released and I've been rarely so surprised by a song. I honestly did not expect the grunts in the second part, a bit reminiscent of how Hamferð switch between light and heavy parts out of the blue. I think the best part of the new album is their decision to sing in Norwegian=)




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I quite liked that... much better! And I agree that the grunts and the Norwegian give it an extra dimension.

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This country is a doom soundtrack, no suprise it's the home of so many doom bands.

It's a nice melancholic song. Might become one of the band's most interesting releases..

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