Funereal Presence   Achatius
3.7
great
Release Date: 2019
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3.0 goodcjbizzlebizzle | April 17th 19

An overextended and at times awkward early era black metal record with hints of speed/heavy metal, guitar leads that sounds thrown in at random and production that leaves a lot to be desired. It feels like Funereal Presence are caught in between two styles. At times their medieval sound works as a base to the speed/heavy metal guitar and at the very least is interesting. On the whole it sounds pasted together and haphazard and Funereal Presence are at their best when they stick to the fast-paced buzzsaw black metal riffs. When things slow down the lead guitar sounds very out of place and the band feels lost. The production does not help with the efforts to integrate all of the leads into an old-school black metal package. The leads sound very sharp in the mix and everything else comes off as fairly dull and flat. Last but not least, the pace and structure of the songs is so hit or miss. At times they lineup a few juxtaposed fast-slow-fast moments that create great movement evoking emotion but for the most part it just feels thrown together riff to riff. Great vocals, a lot of really good BM riffs and plenty of instrumentation that garners interest but in the end it feels way longer than 48 minutes and is just too haphazardly thrown together (oh, the cowbell actually works very well here).

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