Album Review: FVNERALS — “Let The Earth Be Silent”

Combing through devastating darkness searching for shards of light while sonic walls surround with pulsating slow drums, steadily strummed chords, and echoing vocals.  This cavernous mood is unique to dark ambient doom duo, FVNERALS, who have returned with their most haunting release yet, Let The Earth Be Silent.  Marking their third full length release and 10 years of existing in the metal scene, this album is not to be missed.  It has everything established fans of the band are drawn to while diving further into an abyss of gloom making this their heaviest album to date.  Lighter elements still remain including ethereal vocals to add a balance and depth which is something to experience and feel through these emotive compositions.  

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CANTO: Dawn Ray’d, Oak, Periphery, and More


Hammering this out quickly, because I actually have something to do after work for a change.

  • Leading off our Thursday, we have an update from Dawn Ray’d. Their new album, To Know The Light, is set for a March 24th release through Prosthetic Records. Give “Ancient Light” a watch and listen.
  • I know a few of us are excited about Periphery V: Djent is Not a Genre, so we’ll go to the full update from Periphery next. Their new album is out on March 10th through their own 3DOT Recordings, and they’re streaming a couple new tracks, titled “Wildfire” and “Zagreus”. Get all that good stuff through this link.
  • Experimental dark doomers Fvnerals dropped a new single titled “Yearning”, which can be heard here. That’s taken from the duo’s forthcoming new album, Let the Earth Be Silent, which is set for a February 3rd release through Prophecy Productions.
  • Symphonic metal veterans Kamelot are releasing The Awakening on March 17th through Napalm Records, and today they shared the first single from that effort. Give “One More Flag in the Ground” a listen here.
  • We’ll close out with the latest from Oak, something I am quite excited about. The video for “Disintegrate II” is available below. Their new album, Disintegrate, which is in actuality a single 45-minute doom metal pummeling, is out on February 10th through Season of Mist.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Cloak, Oak, Ahab, and More


Man, the gloomy weather the last three days has really messed up my vibe.

  • Anyway. To better things. Imperial Triumphant, Cloak, and Couch Slut are touring together early next year here in the U.S. With that announcement, Cloak also offered an update on their next album. Their third full-length should be out in the first half of the year through Season of Mist, and you’ll be able to hear some new material during this tour.
  • Ahab are releasing The Coral Tombs on January 13 through Napalm Records, and today they shared the music video for “Colossus Of The Liquid Graves”. It’s a beast. Their fifth studio album will mark their first full-length in eight years, so we should all have this one circled heading into the new year.
  • Fvnerals presented the second single from Let the Earth Be Silent, titled “Ashen Era”. Give that a listen here. That new album, by the way, is out on February 3 through Prophecy Productions.
  • We’ll close out Wednesday with another new track out of the Season of Mist camp. Oak is releasing Disintegrate on February 10, and today they unveiled “Disintegrate I”. Give the video for that track a watch below. I’ve gone through it a couple of times, and I’m obsessed. Just saying.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Disillusion, August Burns Red, Living Wreckage, and More

A start of another week, with more ridiculousness on the horizon.

  • August Burns Red are celebrating their 20 anniversary with an early 2023 tour, running February through May. They’ll be on the road with The Devils Wear Prada and Bleed From Within, with ticket options available here. Also, their new album drops March 24, titled Death Below, through SharpTone Records.
  • Next up, we have Living Wreckage and their new video for “The End Of The Line”, which you can view here. The self-titled debut album from the new project featuring members of Anthrax, Shadows Fall, and Let Us Prey was released through M-Theory Audio back in September.
  • Azketem have set December 16 as the international release date for Azetik, which will be out through Urtod Productions on vinyl, and independently on CD. Hear the brand new track, “Dannen Rijk”, over on Bandcamp.
  • Out of Prophecy Productions, we have the new video from Disillusion for “Driftwood”. That track is taken from the German avant-garde metallers new album, Ayam, which dropped back on November 4. Give it a watch below.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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CANTO: Stormruler, Behemoth, Exhumed, and More

Last Canto until October? Last Canto until October (probably).

  • Gonna bookend this with a couple videos today, since you’ll miss me on Friday. First, we have the clip for “Versvs Christvs” from Behemoth. Opvs Contra Natvram is out now through Nuclear Blast, and I am officially late in listening to it. Maybe on my flight tomorrow night…
  • Exhumed are releasing To The Dead on October 21st through Relapse Records, and today they shared the latest offering from that album. Give “Carbonized” a watch and listen here, while you’re putting in those preorders of course.
  • Gospelheim shared the third and final single from Ritual & Repetition, ahead of its release on October 21st through Prophecy. Give “The Hall of the Unconsumed” a listen here.
  • I’m excited about the new Stormruler, so that’s the note I’ll leave you on for the next week and change. The video for “Internal Fulmination Of The Grand Deceivers” is below, the second single taken from Sacred Rites & Black Magic. That album drops on October 14th through Napalm Records.

“Ein Bier… bitte.”
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