France's solo project Mortis Mutilati have returned with a new recording which continues the funeral style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of his self released album "The Stench Of Death" which will be released in 2018.
Acoustic guitar playing starts off the album along with some atmospheric elements while operatic female vocals are also used briefly and after the intro the music goes into more of a heavier and melodic musical direction while also introducing high pitched depressive black metal screams onto the recording.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion while the faster sections of the songs also bring in a decent amount of blast beats and tremolo picking which also gives the songs a more raw feeling along with some keyboards also being added into certain sections of the recording.
Some of the tracks are very long and epic in length while some of the slower riffing also brings in elements of doom metal along with some growls also being utilized at times and melodic chants can also be heard briefly and the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Mortis Mutilati creates another recording that remains true to the funeral style of black metal that was established on previous releases, the production sound s very dark and heavy while the lyrics are written in a mixture of English and French and cover death, eroticism and taphophilia themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Mortis Mutilati and if you are a fan of funeral or depressive black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Echoes From The Coffin" Onguent Mortuarie" and "L-odeur du mort". 8 out of 10.