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Funeralium - Funeralium
As you can conclude from its name, this is not a happy rock band. Funeralium is a French band that, according to the bio, creates ultra sick doom metal. Extreme is what they aim at, so let�s see if they can shock a freak like me.
Not really to be honest. I hear a slightly mediocre doom band that saves itself from obscurity by applying quite some variety in their songs. From depressing melancholic passages, to drone-like soundscapes in the vein of Sunn 0))). But with drums of course. Also I hear quite some resemblances with Earth, when the distortion is taken off and slow melodies and beats are played I just cannot help but think of the later work from Earth. Huge compliment for them, I might say.
The thing that annoys me a bit while listening to this album is the vocal department. Haunted high screams (but not in the standard �metal�way) that sound like total panic and agony are the main way of conveying the lyrics, while the occasional grunt makes sure this doesn�t get too annoying. Fact is that this album lasts for over an hour, so it is quite a task to listen to these vocals the entire time.
Overall I think this is a reasonable band for the genre. Nothing that will turn the doom metal world upside down, but a nice depressing release that will please fans of stuff like Bethlehem (their main source of inspiration), Abruptum, Saint Vitus and Burning Witch.
Funeralium - Funeralium
70/1001Details Total Rust Music
Released on Tuesday Jul 10th, 2007
Doom Metal

Writer @DemonDust on Wednesday Sep 19th, 2007

Tags: #Funeralium
Tracklisting 1. First Symptoms
2. Transcendence N�26
3. Funeralium
4. Light Crisis
5. Let People Die
6. Nearly The End
Line up Marquis - vocals, guitar
Berserk - guitar
Toxine - bass
Ys - drums