Funebre
Children of the Scorn


4.0
excellent

Review

by Hawks USER (70 Reviews)
March 15th, 2012 | 84 replies | 3,989 views


Release Date: 1991 | Tracklist

Review Summary: The beautiful bastards that started all the hard riffing that Finland is known for.

2 of 3 thought this review was well written

When we're talking about Finnish death metal the obvious albums such as Nespithe, Psychostasia, Slumber of Sullen Eyes, World Without God, Musta Seremonia, and others of that nature are always the first to be mentioned. And with good reason, all of those albums are fantastic and some of the best to come out of Finland. However, one album seems be lost among the pack and it's the very album that pretty much started it all. The album in question is Children of the Scorn by Funebre. Being released in 1991, this album came before any of the aforementioned classics from the icy land of Finland.

Children of the Scorn has a little bit of a different feel than some of it's contemporaries. First off, the production is even more lo-fi. There is a noticeable buzzsaw sound to the guitars, almost similar to something from the early black metal scene. The drums are a little lower in the mix as well. The production isn't a negative thing at all though, if that's where you thought I was going with this. Funebre are basically the band that taught all the ones who came after them how to riff and have that signature Finnish death metal sound. A lot of the riffs here seem to be inspired by early heavy metal bands and then also add a death metal twist to them, which is what makes this album stand out. There are plenty of ball crunching solos, even if they are relatively short ones. Congenital Defeat contains the best solos on the album. This album also brings a little bit of doom into the mix. See the beginning riffs in the third track, Blood On White for some sweet and crushing dooming. Those parts are mostly short-lived as well though. Another positive thing about the production is that fact that the bass is audible and you don't find that on a lot of metal albums. If you listen close enough, you'll hear some very awesome baselines scattered throughout the album. Vocally, this is full of very deep guttural growls. Basically what you'd expect out of a death metal album.

While Children of the Scorn may not actually be better than some of the classic death metal albums that have come out of Finland, there wouldn't be any classics without this album. It basically layed down the foundation for bands like Adramelech and Demilich to put out their classics and is still paving the way today for bands like Hooded Menace and Stench of Decay who are some of the up and coming death metal bands to come from Finland. So if you love this style of death metal, and I know you do because it's the best, then you damn well better be thanking Funebre for putting this album out.



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Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

This also needed a review.

CaptainDooRight
March 14th 2012



26318 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

awesome album bro, pos hard

lol on submitting at the same time. I literally just finished my review

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Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks bro and yeah you must've read my mind or some shit.

CaptainDooRight
March 14th 2012



26318 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

well I'm sure we're both high right now so maybe there's some kinda of mental connection going on that we don't know about

Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Nah I'm actually not high right now lol.

BallsToTheWall
March 14th 2012



44164 Comments


HAWKS RAWKS

CaptainDooRight
March 14th 2012



26318 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

that's a first, well I am :]

Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

HELL YEAH BALLS!

TheSpirit
March 14th 2012



16657 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Great album and good review

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Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Thanks my brother from another mother.

Xenophanes
Emeritus
March 14th 2012



10553 Comments


will maybe check this out. Solid review bud

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BallsToTheWall
March 14th 2012



44164 Comments


CAWKS

Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

will maybe check this out. Solid review bud

Thanks dude. You said you've been jamming Adramelech so I'm sure you'd like these guys.

BallsToTheWall
March 14th 2012



44164 Comments


KRAWKS

coneren
March 14th 2012



11110 Comments


your best review yet way to goo 100% right i read all of it trust me wow is this review ever good

Hyperion1001
Staff Reviewer
March 14th 2012



17325 Comments


album rules hard

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Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Lol love you Cone and fuck yeah Hype.

coneren
March 14th 2012



11110 Comments


this is the best review i have never read wow is it good man you should be promoted

Hawks
March 14th 2012



33352 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

I should be Hawks for staff.

CaptainDooRight
March 14th 2012



26318 Comments

Album Rating: 4.0

Staff for Hawks

I agree bro, this proves you can write solid reviews but like to have fun from time to time, f the haters



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