Funeral Baptism are a band with members from both Romania and Argentina that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very raw, technical and hateful form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "The Venom Of God" which was released by Loud Rage Music.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album and after the intro the music goes into a very fast and raw musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats along with all of the musical instruments sounding very powerful while the vocals are mostly hateful black metal screams.
At times the music gets very technical while deep growls are also used at times and when solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very chaotic style as well as having their melodic moments while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts while clean guitars can also be heard briefly on a couple of the tracks and the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and as the album progresses a brief use of spoken word parts can also be heard and the album closes with an acoustic instrumental.
On this recording Funeral Baptism plays a style of black metal that is very raw, technical and hateful sounding, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover dark and hateful themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Funeral Baptism and if you are a fan of raw, technical and hateful black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Seething Spirit" and "Return To The Void". 8 out of 10.
Band / album video Q&A: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8UhTr0hvco