|Review: Funebria - Death of the Last Sun
|Death of the Last Sun
Label: Dark Terror Temple
Year released: 2021
Review online: May 29, 2022
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 3.5/5 (70%) (2 Votes)
Despite being located in South America, one of the world’s hotbeds for extreme music, I’m actually not very familiar with the Venezuelan scene. Funeria actually serves as something of an introduction to it, and might be one of the longer-running acts from the scene since they’ve been around since 2005. If their latest full-length, Death of the Last Sun, is anything to go off of, then this is a scene well worth investigating further.
The closest comparison I can make is to mid-period Behemoth without the pomp and orchestral bits, with straightforward, aggressive song structures led largely by the primitive, powerful vocals of guitarist Daemonae. Of course, every instrument gets their chance to shine on this release, right down to the crushing rumblings of the bass, and despite how direct this is, every now and then the band stretches out to do something a little different, like the progressive chords of "Dawn of Black Inericon" and the Blessed Are the Sick-era Morbid Angel worship of album closer "Black Waters Ceasar." This may not be terribly original, but fans of Black/Death will find a new band worth listening to, and maybe a new corner of the world to watch out for.
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