Spreading through your very being and ultimately destroying your soul is A Eterna Dança da Morte. A Eterna Dança da Morte is the newest offering from the abyssal blackened doom metal group Defuntos. This particular release is filled with seven songs that are dark, all encompassing and incredibly poisonous. Defuntos draws you in with rhythmic musicianship only to poison you and have you succumb to the darkness. Defuntos plays a soul damning style of blackened doom that hypnotizes you only to leave you wandering the dark and twisting labyrinths that they create for all eternity.
After an intro that sounds somewhat like a eulogy, Defuntos gets to work as they cut your soul out of your chest and damn it to hell for all eternity. Each song shrouds you in darkness and really does make you feel as though you have been dancing a slow and painful dance with death. A Eterna Dança da Morte is a brooding piece of work that sucks all of the light out of the room that you are in when listening. This album does a great job of creating a dismal atmosphere that makes you feel as though you are being dragged down into the abyss.
A Eterna Dança da Morte is a ridiculously heavy album to say the least. You will be lucky if the only thing that gets crushed are your bones and not your will to live as well. There is something about the raw and unhinged nature of the music that leaves you petrified and terrified. The atmosphere of the entire album is bleak and morbid as Defuntos doesn’t paint vivid soundscapes but instead they create soundscapes of death, despair and lurking evil.
Around each corner in each song is the reaper waiting to cull your soul and feed it to expecting hell hounds. The combination of doom and black metal supplies you with a listen that is detrimental to your mental health and overall well being. The overall sound is raw and soul corrupting and no matter where you turn you cannot escape your ultimate fate. As the listens go from one to many you feel yourself sinking into the pitch black abyss from which you will never return.
Defuntos infects your mind and corrupts your soul with throat slitting riffs, writhing and pulsating bass lines, heavy and solid drumming and demonic and purely sinister vocals that tear into your very flesh. As mentioned before, the overall sound of this album is incredibly morbid as you feel as though you are walking through a graveyard with something always lurking in the shadows.
A Eterna Dança da Morte puts you in a deadly trance and the more you listen the deeper you fall into hazardous dream like state. This is disgustingly dark in the best way possible and overall it is a great listen. Anyone who is looking for something morbid, spectral and overall ridiculously haunting, this is the perfect album.