Aka Funeral are a band from Brazil that plays a very raw and melodic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2016 album "Stormy Tide" which was released by Sepulchral Silence Records.
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking while the vocals are high pitched screams and you can also h ear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording and the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic style.
Throughout the recording there is a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and the songs also bring in a lot of second wave Swedish black metal influences from the 90's and as the album progresses clean playing can be heard in certain sections of the recording and there is also a brief use of classical music elements before returning back to a heavier direction.
Aka Funeral plays a style of black metal that is very raw yet melodic at the same time, the production sounds very raw yet powerful at the same time while the lyrics cover darkness and Nietzsche philosophy.
In my opinion Aka Funeral are a very great sounding raw and melodic black metal b and and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Stormy Tide" "Ecce Homo" and "Narrow's Soul". 8 out of 10.