Funeral Moth – Transience (Review)

Funeral MothThis is the second album from Japanese Funeral Doom band Funeral Moth.

Funeral Moth’s music is comprised of sparse, slow riffs that create atmosphere through space and elongated emotion rather than outright heaviness or pure distortion. It’s a slightly different approach than most artists of this ilk adopt, but one that sees the two long tracks on Transience work a, (miserable), treat.

The band this reminds me of most is Earth, if Earth played Funeral Doom and had growled vocals.

The music is introspective and gloriously woeful. It tempts you to lie back and trance out, while the sombre, mournful melodies carry your consciousness off and your body slowly settles into its place in the cold, wet, uncaring soil…

Throughout this slow decline of sentience we get the aforementioned deep growls churning in line with the music. These are both quite traditional in delivery and also subtly different, having a roughness to them that seems sparse and minimalistic, also in line with the music.

A dreamy, seductively calming way to spend 40 minutes. Enjoy.

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