This is black metal played in the classic style; hateful, raging, and full of the fire and fury of the second wave.
Funeral Winds take no prisoners on Sinister Creed. This is 36 minutes of evil that reeks of the early 90s right down to its decrepit, icy recording. It’s a raw and underground expression of pure blackened hatred, and, to be honest, I can’t help but really, really like it.
Nostalgia for the early 90s black metal scene aside, the fact remains that Funeral Winds clearly know what they’re doing with this kind of material. Don’t make the mistake of thinking this is just all blast beats and brutal riffs either, as the songs offer up various different paces and moods, (all of them foul), across the tracks.
True black metal will never die, nor would we want it to. With bands like Funeral Winds championing the old-school as enjoyably as this, I say long live the rawness and the darkness!
Get ready to worship at the bloodied altar of Sinister Creed.
Favourite track: Black Moon Over Saturn. Black metal has rarely sounded as majestic and infernal as this.