Most every release that Merdumgiriz puts out isn’t exactly what you would call normal as most releases stray way off the beaten path to create their own sordid path. Funeral Of God is no different. They blaze their own twisted path of psychotic music and with their newest release Walking Amongst The Graves they take you down this path with them. When it comes to releases such as this, you come to expect the unexpected and if you know Merdumgiriz the unexpected is their specialty.
Even though you never really know what you will be getting when you dive into a Merdumgiriz release, what you can expect is that it is going to be psychotic, dismal, abrasive and it is most likely going to be something that you haven’t quite heard before. With that being said, there are no dull moments within this four track record. It keeps you on your toes at all times as it sinks you lower and lower into the pits ov the netherworld with each passing minute.
Walking Amongst The Graves doesn’t supply you with droves of songs to grate your skull against, but with there being only four songs on this record, each song has a fairly decent run time. Within minutes you sink yourself in the back of your own mind sitting in recesses that are cold and dreary. Walking Amongst The Graves is heavy on a different kind of level. Instead of being purely head caving, it is soul shattering and mind warping.
These types of releases play with your inner demons and create soundscapes that are bleak, cold and devastating. Once you begin listening you become trapped in a labyrinth from which you cannot escape. What Funeral Of God provides for you is an album that is both gloomy and harsh all at the same time. So while a dismal cloud hangs over your head you are getting struck by lightning at the same time.
Funeral Of God rattles your brain and shatters your soul with buzzing riffs that transition between slow doom filled dirges and buzzing blistering onslaughts. The drums are solid and the bass is ever present as it rumbles in the background. Vocals in each song both roar and mystify. The roars are purely demonic and the more hypnotic mystifying vocals are haunting and truly are terrifying. Along with the punishing musicianship are added odd sounds that push the dark atmosphere further into something that is almost poisonous.
Walking Amongst The Graves is an interesting listen, one that takes you into the darker corners of your mind. Funeral Of God does a good job of mixing tempos and sounds as well, never sticking with just one singular sound making things interesting for the listener. Walking Amongst The Graves is heavy, dark and mysterious, and if you are looking for something new and intriguing, this would be a good place to start.