Funeris – Waning Light

This Argentinian one-man band called Funeris makes its debut on the scene with an interesting proposal focused on a funeral doom with sufficiently melodic features. Alejandro Sabransky is a sort of South American version of the Belgian Déhà (Slow, Imber Luminis, C.O.A.G.), since he too is a musician who, with his various solo projects, ranges between all extreme genres; I don’t really know what level he may have reached with his other creatures 1917 and Bokrog but, as far as Funeris is concerned, the outcome is quite satisfactory. Waning Light is not a particularly long album (about three quarters of an hour) by the standards of the genre that, basically, consists of three main tracks, all above ten minutes, and as many instrumental tracks that, in any case, represent something more than just passing moments and integrate well with the remaining episodes. Mórbidos Deseos, Black Scent Of Death and Cielo De Barro Y Sangre move around a rather linear funeral, but executed with good taste and full of sufficient pathos, thanks to the wise use of keyboards and guitar and a growl definitely up to the mark. The sound coordinates take us directly back to those who, today, are the bands that best interpret these nuances of the genre, or Ea and Monolithe, without forgetting the most recent and already mentioned Slow, while, wanting to take a step back, I would also mention the magnificent Colosseum as a possible source of inspiration for the musician from Buenos Aires. Waning Light is, on the whole, a very successful work that will surely not disappoint those who prefer this kind of sound, in the light of monolithic and intense tracks, among which the pearl of Black Scent Of Death stands out, capable of reaching remarkable emotional peaks. These Funeris are a great discovery, another name to write down in the agenda of those who are never satiated by sounds imbued with sadness and melancholy.

2014 – Silent Time Noise