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Funeral : Tragedies



You have depressive bands, and you have Funeral. If you manage to listen to a whole album from this band resisting the urge to switch over to something more cheerful or alive, then you must be a true doomfreak!

This time, the band relies vocaly mostly on the monotonous, mourning voice from Toril Snyen, implemented by the deep grunts that were also featured in their extremely depressive debut album 'Tristesse'. The production is not so obscure this time and it fits better with the more melodic, symphonic approach that the band chose for this album. The tempo is exclusively slow, making Funeral together with Skepticism, Thergothon and Esoteric one of the slowest and most depressive bands around.

The lyrics unveil a similar tendency to emphasize everything about this life that is negative, ugly and dissonant: "Enlight the reek in which you dwell/you're the weak, your soul has fell." The constantly mourning vocals from Toril remind of those from Veera Muhli in Unholy's masterpiece 'Gracefallen', but they are even more monotonous and have a definate love it or hate it aspect in them.

Listening to this album is not easy, but it's definately an unique experience of purification for those lost in the realms of depressive music!

Reviewer's rating: Unrated

Information

Tracklist :
1. Taarene*
2. Under Ebony Shades
3. Demise
4. When Nightfall Clasps
5. Moment in Black

Translation:
1. The Tears

Duration : Approx. 59 minutes

Visit the Funeral bandpage.

Reviewed on ??-??-???? by Kostas Panagiotou
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