Funeral Mist are a solo project from Sweden that has had an album reviewed before in this zine and plays a very satanic and orthodox form of black metal and this is a review of his 2018 album "Hekatomb" which was released by Norma Evangelium Diaboli.
Spoken word parts along with some demonic voices and an evil background start off the album before adding in some powerful sounding bass guitars before going into a very fast musical direction which also uses a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats which also gives the songs a more raw feeling.
Vocals are mostly hateful and angry sounding black metal while the songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with some tracks also adding in melodic yet ritualistic chanting, dark sounding melodies can also be heard in some of the guitar riffing as well as a few of the tracks being very long and epic in length and as the album progresses chaotic sounding guitar leads are added into the music and when synths are utilized they give the music more of an occult atmosphere.
On this recording Funeral Mist takes his orthodox black metal sound to a different level while also keeping the raw aggression that was present on previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, darkness and occultism themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Funeral Mist and if you where a fan of his previous material, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Naight But Death" "Metamorphosis" and "Pallor Mortis". 8/5 out of 10.