Filsufatia are a 1 man band from Malaysia that has been featured in this zine with a musical style I would describe as being an instrumental form of depressive black metal and this is a review of their 2011 demo "Buried Beneath And Forgotten" which was released by Fragile Branch Recordings.
"Buried Beneath And Forgotten" begins with some soft synth playing and after a few seconds drum programming and depressive black metal guitar riffs make their presence known while also keeping around the synths and after awhile there is a brief use of melodic guitar leads.
"Through The Deep" begins with drum beats, powerful bass guitars and melodic leads and after awhile the rhythm guitars make their presence known which leads to some background synths and more melodic guitar solos and the song closes in a softer direction.
"Between Life And Lifeless" begins with some depressive black metal guitar riffs and amp effects which in return leads to some drum beats, powerful bass, synths and melodic guitar leads and after a few minutes there is a brief use of soft parts before returning to its heavier roots for a few seconds and closing with the softer sections.
"Senja Murung" begins with some synths that utilize a variety of many different keys as well as some drum programming and the melodic guitar leads kick in towards the end.
Song themes cover darkness and depression, while the production has a very powerful and dark sound where you can hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this demo.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Filsufatia and if you are a fan of instrumental depressive black metal, you should check out this cassette. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Buried Beneath And Forgotten" and "Between Life And Lifeless". RECOMMENDED BUY.