France's Mortis Mutilati have returned with a new recording which continues the funeral style of black metal from their previous releases and this is a review of their self released 2020 album "The Fate Of Flight 800" which will be released in September.
Clean playing starts off the album before going into a heavier musical direction while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them. Vocals are mostly high pitched depressive black metal screams along with the faster sections of the songs also bringing in a great amount of blast beats.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very dark yet melodic style while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Female vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and some of the tracks are also very long and epic in length.
Dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing along with one track also introducing acoustic guitars onto the recording. Spoken word parts can also be heard briefly as well as the tremolo picking also giving the music more of a raw feeling when it is finally utilized, one of the tracks is also an instrumental and as the album progresses cello's and synths can be heard briefly and the vocals also get deeper sounding at times. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics are a concept album based upon Flight 800 and the mysterious stories behind the crash.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mortis Mutilati and if you are looking for something that is different in the black metal genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Road To Nowhere" "The Smoke Of Your Corpse" and "Ashes". 8 out of 10.