Ánimas Defunctorum are a solo project from Columbia that has been featured before in this zine and on this recording plays a very raw, atmospheric and depressive form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2022 album "Necropolis Nebulosa".
A very dark, heavy and melodic sound starts off the album while you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on the recording. Vocals are mostly high pitched yet depressive black metal screams along with all of the tracks also being very long and epic in length and the faster sections of the songs also add in a lot of blast beats.
When tremolo picking is utilized they also give the album more of a raw feeling while the songs also add in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts. Clean playing can also b e heard in certain sections of the recording along with the guitar solos and leads also being done in a very dark yet melodic style when they are utilized
When synths are utilized they also give the music more of an atmospheric feeling along with the songs also adding in a great amount of old school influences. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics are written in Spanish and cover darkness, depression, despair, suicide, madness and nocturnal themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Ánimas Defunctorum and if you are a fan of atmospheric, depressive and raw black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Necrotica Mater Mortifera" and "Consalatio in Tristi Aeternitate". 8 out of 10.