Funest are a band from Italy that plays a very old school form of death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "Desecrating Obscurity" which will be released by Memento Mori.
Horror film soundtrack style synths start off the album and after the intro the band goes into a very fast, heavy and brutal, old school style Swedish death metal sound along with blast beats and a mixture of screams and growls and after awhile the band brings in a mixture of both slow and fast parts.
When melodies are added onto the album the music starts having a more dark and evil sounding feeling to it and the band rarely uses guitar solos or leads and focuses more on a fast, dark and raw old school death metal sound and when leads are finally added in they only only utilized briefly and they enhance the dark nature of the recording.
On some of the later tracks the bass guitars start bringing in a more powerful and dominant sound to the recording an d they also bring in a brief use of spoken word samples on an interlude that really adds in a more violent atmosphere and the album returns back to a heavier and darker direction on the following tracks.
Funest are another young band bringing back the Swedish style death metal sound while also being a bit more heavier and darker than most band s of the genre, the production is very dark, heavy , old school and professional sounding while the lyrics cover dark, blasphemous, horror and death themes.
In my opinion Funest are a very great sounding old school death metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Buried And Forsaken" "Darkened Genesis" "The Stench Of Blessing" and "Deranged Baptism". 8 out of 10.