May the Funeral Begin is a 6 track EP from Finnish melodic death metal band, Funeralglade due to be released on August 18th 2017 via Inverse Records.
A Bedtime Story: Bloodlust begins in things in a hail of riffs & furious vocals melodies. It’s not immediately attention grabbing but an epic sounding chorus (sort of) & killer drum beat pulls you in & by the end the head-banging will be in full flow.
The brutal style is kept up throughout Paincauser & Hollow. The former a crushingly heavy slab of meaty metal while the latter drops a bit more groove & melody into proceedings. The guitar work is particularly exceptional here.
The nice piano melody at the start of Death (Only Way Out) that leads into some twisty guitar play is a little bit too reminiscent of Children of Bodom but Shadow of Misery makes up for that slight mis-step.
Some of the best riffs & drumming heard throughout the EP makes Shadow of Misery the standout track. An absolutely belter of a tune with some great haunting background melody & exciting rhythm. A track that proves Funeralglade have a serious amount of talent within their ranks.
The EP ends on the soft & sorrowful sounding melody of Candance of the Aching Breath. A short, but sweet finish to a great piece of music. May the Funeral Begin is a satisfying & ear-pleasing listen, one that holds a lot of promise for the future of Funeralglade.
Funeralglade – May the Funeral Begin Full Track Listing:
1. A Bedtime Story: Bloodlust
4. Death (Only Way Out)
5. Shadow of Misery
6. Candance of the Aching Breath
Funeralglade - May The Funeral Begin (Inverse Records)