Finnugor are a band with members from Finland and Hungary that plays a symphonic form of black metal and this is a review of their 2008 album "Fame Et Morte" which was re-issued in 2021 by Earth And Sky Productions.
Symphonic sounding orchestras start off the album and also mixes in with the heavier sections of the songs at times. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them while the vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody.
Clean goth style vocals can also be heard in certain sections of the recording while some of the tracks are also long and epic in length. When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are also done in a very melodic style along with some tracks also added in a small amount of whispered vocals.
A lot of the music is also very heavily rooted in the mid 90's era along with some of the tracks also adding in some choirs as well as one track also introducing spoken word parts onto the album and most of the songs stick to either a slow or mid tempo direction, as the album progresses more medieval and folk music touches can also be heard and a small amount of blast beats and fast playing can also be heard on the closing song. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover Horror, Dark Fantasy and Satanism themes.
In my opinion Finnugor are a very great sounding symphonic black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Iaspidis Et Sardini" "Subtus Terram" "Fame Et Morte" and "Diabolus Et Satanas". 8 out of 10.