Funeral Chant are a band from Oakland, California that plays a mixture of black, death and thrash metal and this is a review of their 2021 album "Dawn of Annihilation" which will be released in November by Carbonized Records.
A very fast and brutal sound starts off the album along with some blackened metal screams a few seconds later. Elements of old school death emtal are also utilized quite a bit throughout the recording along with the solos and leads being done in an early Morbid Angel influenced style and most of the music is also heavily rooted in the mid 80's to early 90's era.
All of the musical instruments on the recording also have a very powerful sound to them while the songs also add in a great amount of thrash metal influences. Dark sounding melodies are also added into some of the guitar riffing along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, the whole album also sticks to a heavier musical direction.
Funeral Chant plays a musical style that takes black, death and thrash metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own. The production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover death, darkness, evil, occultism and demonology themes.
In my opinion Funeral Chant are a very great sounding mixture of black, death and thrash metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out this band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Terrorspawn" "Lucifuge Domain" and "Serpent Pact". 8 out of 10.