Funeral Art are a solo project from Guatemala that plays an instrumental mixture of ambient black metal and funeral doom and this is a review of his self released 2015 ep "Orenyall".
Ambient style keyboards start off the ep giving the music a very atmospheric feeling along with a variety of many different keys along with a tragic feeling and the songs at times also bring in elements of neo-classical and when drum beats are added onto the recoridng they also give the songs more of militant feeling.
All of the songs on the recording avoid using any lyrics and vocals and when guitars are finally brought in the music they are only used in a slow fashion that also gives the music more of a funeral doom metal feeling which is also mixed in with a more depressive style of black metal and there is also a brief use of saxophones being utilized along with some of the tracks being very long and epic in length and when the music speeds up a small amount of blast beats are added onto the recording.
Funeral Art plays a musical style that takes an instrumental style of dark ambient and mixes it in with depressive black metal and funeral doom to create a sound of his own and the production also sounds very powerful for being a self released recording.
In my opinion Funeral Art are a very great sounding instrumental mixture of ambient black metal and funeral doom and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo project. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Orenyallo" and "Funeral Art". 8 out of 10.
Full Album on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWAe71aQ7R0