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Review: Feral - For Those Who Live in Darkness
For Those Who Live in Darkness

Label: Independent
Year released: 2014
Duration: 63:19
Tracks: 7
Genre: Black Metal

Rating: 3.25/5

Review online: June 19, 2015
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
Readers Rating
For Those Who Live in Darkness

Rated 3.11/5 (62.22%) (9 Votes)

This Feral should not be confused with the band from Sweden nor the one that operates in the United States. This particular Feral operates out of New Brunswick, Canada and is a one-man Black Metal force masterminded by a guy named J. Feral.

J. Feral handles all the instruments and taking this into consideration he has done a pretty good job creating atmospheric Black Metal with a progressive and avant-garde feel. Feral's Black Metal has the right formula and the pain-infested shrieks play an important role. J. Feral sounds like he's being tortured and suffering great pain. He has a good sense for how to combine his instruments in order to create post-apocalyptic atmospheres. The songs on For Those Who Live in Darkness all have a good flow something one can never take for granted.

The thing that bugs me about this CD is the production which is very low-fi for the most part. It is thin and light, sapping much of the heaviness from the songs. With a better production For Those Who Live in Darkness would undoubtedly have been something really special.

For Those Who Live in Darkness isn't as bad as I may make it sound. It's just the production does not meet the standards that I expect from this type of stuff. My suggestion would be to record his next outing in a real studio instead of leaving the production on this low-fi level.

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