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Classic Review: Funebre - Children Of The Scorn
Children Of The Scorn

Label: SpineFarm Records
Year released: 1991
Duration: 38:42
Tracks: 10
Genre: Death Metal


Review online: March 14, 2006
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 4.53/5 (90.67%) (15 Votes)

A marvelous find of an album from the bad old days. 1988-1991: for Death Metal those were the glory years, as many of the genres defining works were released in this period. Also, a whole lot of other albums that no one remembers. Some of those albums should stay forgotten, some should not. Funebre's single album is one that should not.

This band has the distinction of being one of the earliest DM bands from Finland, and they only lasted about three years, but who cares about who they were, let's talk about the vicious Death Metal bubbling through this disc like a vat of sizzling human entrails. This is pure Swedish-style Death with a rawboned production job and killer riffs. Rough this may be, but the guitars sound HEAVY and the riffs hit like a flying brick. The vocals are guttural but not pukey, and the songwriting is really strong. Funebre do have a tendency to just stop rather than end a song, but they also have a delightful penchant for breaking into slow, doomy hammering parts that call to mind such great latter-day bands as Runemagick.

This disc is just fun, and anyone who loves riffy Death Metal with no gimmicks or other crap should try and find it. I don't think this little jewel has ever been reissued, but it should.

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