Funeral Mortem are a band from Los Angeles, California that plays a melodic form of blackened death metal and this is a review of their self released 2019 demo "Misanthropic Majesty".
Spoken word parts start off the demo before going into a very fast and melodic musical direction which also uses a great amount of blast beats. All of the musical instruments also have a very powerful sound to them as well as the solos and leads also adding in a great amount of melody.
Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams while the music also mixes in elements of melodic death metal. Throughout the recording you can also hear a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, classical guitars can also be heard briefly as well as the music focusing more on a heavier style.
Funeral Mortem plays a musical style that takes the melodic sides of black and death metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very old school while the lyrics cover occultism, darkness and misanthropy themes.
In my opinion Funeral Mortem are a very great sounding melodic blackened death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this demo. RECOMMENDED TRACK "Opening The Eye Of Leviathan". 8 out of 10.