It’s the weekend! What better way to get it started than with the latest installment of “Funeral Doom Friday”. This weekly column looks to shed some light onto some of the darkest, most depressing, and discordant metal out there. Funeral Doom stems from the deepest depths of Death-Doom and Dirge music. Each week, the goal is to highlight some of the newest music or rediscover classic works from some of the earliest bands and originators such as Australia’s Mournful Congregation, United States’s Evoken, UK’s Esoteric and the Finnish Thergothon. Feel free to share your opinions and suggestions in the comments!
This week, the column returns to Russia to a town in Siberia named Tomsk. The solo endeavor of Nicolay Seredov, named Funeral Tears, is releasing a new album called Beyond the Horizon this April. Seredov has been working as Funeral Tears since 2007. During that time, he has released a handful of singles and two full-length albums. In addition to this, he is also a member of the black metal band, Taiga, and the thrash band, Stakhanovite. The focus, however, remains with his funeral doom. Today, Metal Injection has a premiere of a new song from his upcoming album called "Breathe"
"Breathe" according to Seredov is meant to portray "the way people want to reach prosperity while losing their humanity." Funeral Tears's music resembles recent feature, Frowning. It may also call to mind early works from Mournful Congregation or Evoken. The song starts with a sobering guitar chord. The notes are a gentle lull that calmly builds towards imposing riffs. Crash cymbals and droning riffs pace the track. Seredov flexes a wide vocal range as well as he switches between various screams and spoken word. It all comes together in a dramatic fashion over the course of eight minutes.
Finally, pre-orders are available for Beyond the Horizon through Satanath Records and Cimmerian Shade Records. Funeral Tears is also on Facebook. Check out the new song below and have a great weekend.