Funerary Bell are a band from Finland that plays a very atmospheric form of occult black metal and this is a review of their 2015 ep "Graveyard Seance" which will be released in April by Saturnal Records.
A very distorted sound starts off the ep before going into more of a melodic direction along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them which also leads up to more of a fast and raw black metal sound that also incorporates a great amount of blast beats and growls that are very dark and grim sounding.
You can hear a great amount of thrash metal influences in the guitar riffing along with some high pitched screams being utilized at times and when spoken word parts are utilized they give the music more of a ritualistic feeling and after awhile a small amount of traditional metal melodies can be heard and both of the tracks are long and epic in length and the second track also brings in a small amount of atmospheric synths.
Funerary Bell plays a style of black metal that is very atmospheric, melodic and heavily rooted in the early 90's occult sound but with more of an up to date take on the genre, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Occultism.
In my opinion Funerary Bell are a very great sounding atmospheric occult black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this ep. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Afterlife on Earth". 8 out of 10.