Saturday, June 30, 2012


One of the heaviest bands in American death metal at the moment would easily be New Jersey's Funebrarum and this is their new split 7" with Copenhagen's Undergang, pressed by the ever powerful Doomentia Records on black vinyl. "The Dead Of Winter" presents one song from each band and in true metal spirit each track sits on or exceeds the five minute mark. What's to say? Funbrarum's contribution "Delusions In The Sheltered Womb" travels a pretty tried and true path for the band. It's a slower number that progresses through various riffs and progressions. Due to the nature of the pace of the song it actually reminds me quite a bit of their sister band, Disma's output. Certainly not a bad thing at all.
I don't think I've really paid enough attention to Undergang in times passed, and if this song is anything to go by I've certainly been doing the wrong thing. "Kloakkens Afkom" channels various forms of metal from across numbering genres. Obvious roots lay in pure death metal (there's an intense Finnish sound going on here), but elements of Norwegian black metal also manage to surface from time to time. The song is dominated by a driving, heavy riff and the vocalist spreads himself across a few dynamics, at times experimenting with some pretty high pitched screams (possibly where I am getting some of these black metal vibes from). The band are definitely not in their infant stage so it looks like I've got a bit of catching up to do.

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