FVNERALS are a very special kind of band; the kind that flirt with the boundary separating the horrific and the beautiful, using one aspect to amplify the other. Much like, say, Ides Of Gemini or Chelsea Wolfe, they create music that is heavy not so much through volume, but through emotion. Their new two-song EP, The Path, offers a subtle evolution on the sound presented so well on last year’s The Light LP, with sharper, more focused song-writing whilst still maintaining the blissfully dark atmosphere that made that album so appealing. This EP invites the listener in to the darkest of waters, the blackest of nights, the most deathly of embraces, and it is so appealing and oddly comforting, you’d be a fool not to follow where they lead.
What’s in a name? As far as album titles go, The Light is pretty suggestive. But don’t make the mistake of thinking it’s something positive. Instead, the band name is much more telling. FVNERALS play the kind of music that bring to mind exactly that. The Light is sparse, evocative, and ethereal. Comparisons to artists such as Chelsea Wolfe are entirely appropriate. The only light on display here is that which we allegedly go towards at the very end.