Faunus are a solo project from Greece that plays a mixture of post black metal, doom, ambient and shoegaze and this is a review of his self released 2015 album "Where Everything Begins".
Nature sounds start off the album along with some percussion beats a few seconds later which leads up to elements of shoegaze and melodic guitar leads making their presence known on the recording and they also bring in more of a post rock style and all of the tracks are very long in epic in length.
When the music speeds up it brings in more of a raw style of black metal that also uses a great amount of blast beats and high pitched screams and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and the slower sections are very heavily influenced by doom metal and the vocals also use growls at times and some of the songs also bring in clean guitars while still mostly focusing on the heavier side of things.
Faunus plays a musical style that takes a very modern and atmospheric style of post black metal and mixes it with elements of doom, ambient, and shoegaze to create a style of his own, the production sounds very powerful for being a self released recording while the lyrics cover nature and its cycles between life and death.
In my opinion Faunus are a very great sounding mixture of post black metal, doom, ambient and shoegaze and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this solo artist. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gestation" and "Maturation". 8 out of 10.