Guatemala's Funeral Art have returned with a new recording which continues the ambient, funeral doom and black metal style of previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2017 album "Cuivie".
Ambient style soundscapes start off the album and synths start off the album and after the intro grim black metal s creams are added onto the recording along with the music mixing the ambient and heavy parts together while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion as well as most of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
When female vocals are utilized they give the songs more of an operatic feeling while the faster sections of the songs bring in a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the music more of a raw feeling along with the slower sections of the songs being very heavily influenced by funeral doom metal.
Spoken word parts when they are brought into the music gives the songs more of a ritualistic feeling while some of the synths also mix in elements of classical music along with the songs also bringing in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts as well as the music also bringing in a great amount of 90's black and doom metal influences.
Funeral Art creates another recording that remains true to their mixture of black metal, ambient and funeral doom metal, the production sounds very dark and old school while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover poetic devotion's to Lilith.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Funeral Art and if you are a fan of ambient, funeral doom and black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Escencia En Mi" and "Lilith Ritus". 8 out of 10.