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Funeral Moon: Satan's Beauty Obscenity / Grim...Evil...

I've been looking forward to work on this release for ages it seems, and it's through my new association with Sea of Tranquility that this was finally made possible. This album is a split made of two different recordings done by the same artist. You have first a recent, Satan's Beauty Obscenity , recorded in 2007- then an earlier (1996) five track EP called Grim…Evil…, which was recorded in Mexico City, only to be distributed as a limited 12 inch of 500 copies.

Funeral Moon is a Satanic duo made of Impure Ehiyeh and Darvola. The first one appears to be the main madman behind this project. The entire booklet, as well as the wicked cover art, makes no doubt about their state of possession. The same is applicable for their lyrical content. Funeral Moon went as far as dedicating a song ("The Lust") to Anton Szandor La Vey, founder of the Church of Satan. The recent music shows a more refined production, whereas Grim…Evil… has more of a demo sound. The music of this duo is rather twisted and different from the usual Black Metal I'm listening, and that is what makes this split interesting, especially in the case of Satan's Beauty Obscenity. You won't find too many fast paces on this disc, but more moderate ones to accompany the ambient, and somewhat psychedelic, although sick as hell, Black Metal arts. Some electronics, keyboards included to walk hand in hand with distorted guitars, various effects and highly efficient vocals. Those vary from spoken, ghostly rasps, whispers, growls, bestial and son on. Pretty scary stuff! "Luna Funebre" is even done in their native tongue. Grim…Evil…has also its moments, like on "The Lust", with female incantation done by Lucifera, backed by woman sighs. "I Came From Darkness to Conquer", is the longest song at 11 minutes +, filled with ritualistic parts and some wicked and spooky keyboard ambiences.

This release is simply a great wickedness from Mexico. Can't wait to get a copy of their debut full length!

Track Listing:
Satan's Beauty Obscenity
1- The Last Prophecy
2 - Black Sphere
3 - Poison in My Heart
4 - Luna Funebre
5 - Witchery
6 - Forbidden Rites
7 - Obscure Dominion
8 - The Lust
9 - I Came From Darkness to Conquer

Added: January 14th 2009
Reviewer: Denis Brunelle
Related Link: More Information
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Language: english

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