Defuntos are a band from Portugal that plays a mixture of depressive black metal and funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "A Eterna Danca da Morte" which was released by Dunkelheit Produktionen.
Spoken word parts and tragic sounding pianos start off the album and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier funeral doom metal direction along with some grim yet depressive black metal screams and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
Melodies can be heard in some of the riffing and the songs stick to mostly a slow or mid paced musical direction with no blast beats or fast riffs ever being utilized and the music also gets atmospheric at times while the bass guitars is a lead instrument on the recording and they also avoid the use of traditional guitars and one song also brings in melodic chants.
Defuntos plays a musical style that takes depressive black metal and funeral doom metal and mixes them together to create a very dark sounding recording, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover death, suffering, longing and sorrow themes.
In my opinion Defuntos are a very great sounding mixture of depressive black metal and funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this duo. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "A Vigila Funebre" "Mortuaria Procissao" and "No Encalco da Lua negra". 8 out of 10.