ALBUM TITLE                        :        AFTERGLOW

ARTIST                                   :        FUNERAL MANTRA

GENRE                                    :        METAL ROCK

DATE RELEASED                   :        2016


The problem with most metal rock artists is that their songs always sound the same.  It has the same characteristics like lound banging guitar sounds and groaning voices. Of course the lyrics are full of angst. This is why it is rare for me to appreciate metal rock performances as they all look and sound the same.  However, in this 2015 album by Funeral Mantra, I was impressed with the whole album.

Listen to “In These Eyes” here

For one, it is not so metal at all.  There is still the groaning voices and the loud guitar but what makes this album distinct is that finally you have a metal rock album where some of the tracks have indeed good hooks, melodies, and musical structure.  It feels like listening to a heavy metal version of a dance song.  Despite the lightness of the tracks in here, you can still headbang and raised your fist while listening to most of the tracks in here.

I rate this record 3.5 stars out of 5 stars.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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