Mortis Mutilati are a solo project from France that plays a funeral form of black metal and this is a review of their 2015 album "Melepee Funebre" which will be released on May 31st by Naturmacht Productions
Classical guitar playing starts off the album which also uses a good mixture of both finger picking and full chords and a few seconds alter operatic female vocals are added into the music and after the intro the music starts getting heavier and goes for more of a black metal direction along with some high pitched depressive screams.
A great portion of the tracks are very long and epic in length and the songs also use a decent amount of melodies and also brings in blast beats at times and also brings in a decent mixture of both acoustic and heavy parts and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
When solos and leads a re utilized they bring more melody onto the recording and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses synths can be heard in certain sections of the recording and they bring in the atmosphere of a funeral and all of the songs bring a modern approach to black metal.
Mortis Mutilati creates another black metal album that is very melodic and atmospheric as well as adding in a great amount of originality and creating his own style of black metal, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover hate, taphophillia, murder and mythological themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mortis Mutilati and if you are a fan of atmospheric black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Venus Anadyomene" "Morte" and "Fingers Of Death". 8 out of 10.