Something old, something new… The latest album of Funus ‘Adrift Alone’ was actually waiting for a long, long time in the PitKings archives. Maybe the summer is not the best moment to write about these guys from the Netherlands, because they bring you black metal in an extreme form, filled with dissonant tunes in vain of ‘Deathspell Omega’ and some pieces of ‘Dodecahedron’ in it.
The concept album ‘Adrift Alone’ was released in April, 2016 and comes with 5 songs that are over 50 minutes in total. Strong and evil riffs combined with very dissonant tunes, that gives it a very dark and hopeless feeling. On the other hand they also have clean passages in the songs which gives it a more atmospheric touch. The drums are very straight in your face, combined with blasts and slow parts. What I like the most about this band that they are not sticking to one style. When you listen to the second song ‘My Hate for You’, you can hear doom influences, heavy slow riffs and dark passages. The music of Funus is evil and fast, but also slow and agonizing with dark atmospheres. It’s like a sick and depressive journey that makes you listen to the album time after time! This album is clearly not the standard black metal that we know the best. This band brings you a lot more!
Score: 8.1/10 ★★★★☆
01. A Mind to Break
02. My Hate for You
03. Rosefield Road
04. Adrift Alone
05. Grey Sun
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