Funeral Mist

STYLE: ORIGIN: SwedenFORMED: 1993LABEL: Norma Evangelium Diaboli
    BIOGRAPHY

    Funeral Mist in its original form was founded in autumn of 1993 by now former members.  Bass player Arioch was added in the summer of 1994.

    In summer 1995, Funeral Mist’s first demo titled Darkness was recorded but was released in early 1996. The second demo Havoc followed was recorded in summer/autumn 1996, with only Arioch being left of the old line-up, and new drummer Necromorbus (Tore Stjerna). In late 1997, they recorded the debut EP Devilry which was released in summer 1998 in both CD and vinyl format. The vinyl edition was limited to only 300 copies and featured an exclusive track, “Hellspell 2”. This track was later included on the 2005 re-release which also includes the Havoc recordings.

    Their first full-length album, Salvation, was released on the Norma Evangelium Diaboli label in 2003, while the second album, titled Maranatha, was released in February 2009 on the same label, after 6 years of silence.
    In September 2012, Season of Mist re-released Devilry and Salvation.

    Funeral Mist plays a black metal style characterised by Norma Evangelium Diaboli as violent, chaotic and “musically bizarre”, to which Arioch added “complex layers of ill sounds” on Maranatha. The lyrics deal with devil worship and often use (sometimes slightly changed) quotes from the Authorized King James Version of the Bible. Arioch points out that “a band that claims to play Black Metal must always have Satanism and nothing but Satanism as the highest priority in their music and concept as well as in their personal lives” and that neither the voice, nor the sound and musical style make a black metal band.

    DISCOGRAPHY

    Hekatomb / 2018

    Hekatomb
    • Album Info
    • 2018
    • Norma Evangelium Diaboli

    Maranatha / 2009

    Funeral Mist - Maranatha
    • Album Info
    • 2009
    • Norma Evangelium Diaboli

    1. Sword of Faith
    2.White Stone
    3. Jesus Saves!
    4. A New Light
    5. Blessed Curse
    6. Living Temples
    7. Anathema Maranatha
    8. Anti-Flesh Nimbus

    Funeral Mist manifests rarely but when it does, it is in exceptional glory. While the taint of the pandemonium that was  Salvation  is never to disappear for it undeniably set new standards within Black Metal and beyond in terms of musical violence, chaos and the channeling of ominous spiritual energies, Maranatha materializes like the unadulterated omen of the end of times like a glowing pitch black pit whose appeal to jump within nothing can resist. The violence and musically bizarre are still there, displayed with a rare mastery. Thorough work on atmospheres and structures and the addition of complex layers of ill sounds make this new album by Funeral Mist a renewed challenging experience, as perilous for your mind’s sanity as it is for your soul’s deliverance. Unique and unmistakable when set alongside anything else, Funeral Mist stands with splendor as the epitome of extremism. It is only way beyond one’s limits that an encounter with the dimension summoned by “Maranatha” is made possible, an encounter as perilous as this work is cruel.

    Salvation / 2003

    Funeral Mist - Salvation
    • Album Info
    • 2003
    • Norma Evangelium Diaboli

    1. Agnus Dei
    2. Breathing Wounds
    3. Holy Poison
    4. Sun of Hope
    5. Perdition’s Light
    6. Across the Qliphoth
    7. Realm of Plagues
    8. Circle of Eyes
    9. Bread to Stone
    10. In Manus Tuas

    Funeral Mist‘ epoch-defining masterpiece Salvation broke new ground on its release in 2003. A blistering double album completely terrifying in its dedication to hate, Salvation curiously elevated Satanic worship into the realms of religion, with devotional lyrics talking of the transcendence of “devil-worship.” Whether you’re a convert or not, the pure sonics of Salvation are heart-attack-inducing. A complete barrage which only lets up for intense, brooding samples heralding the apocalypse, this is serious music. Deranged in its intensity, it’s hard to think of much else that comes close to this level of mad darkness.

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