Funeral Chant are a band from Oakland, California that plays a raw mixture of black and death metal and this is a review of their 2017 self titled 2017 album which will be released in November as joint effort between Duplicate and Caverna Abismal Records.
Atmospheric soundscapes start off the album along with some clean yet distorted playing a few seconds later which also leads to a heavier direction and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard while t he vocals are mostly grim yet high pitched black metal screams.
Elements of death and thrash metal are also utilized at times while the solos and leads are done in a very dark and melodic fashion while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the riffs also bringing in a great amount of dark sounding melodies, most of the music is heavily rooted in the 90's but done in a more modern fashion. and they also bring in a cover of Repugnant's "Mprbid Ways".
Funeral Chant plays a musical style that takes raw black metal and mixes it with old school death metal to create a sound of their own, the production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover darkness and death themes.
In my opinion Funeral Chant are a very great sounding raw mixture of black and death metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Cacophony Of Death" and "Funeral Chant". 8 out of 10.