Cosmic Funeral is a Black Metal outfit hailing all the way from the land of Turkey. Adopting their name from Symphonic Black Metal act Limbonic Art, Cosmic Funeral seemly has a clear statement to make with Godless War To Eternity. However, Cosmic Funeral is nothing like them, at least musically. Cosmic Funeral finds inspirations in the forms of savage wars, the bloodied warfields where life once threads and even a poem by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk speaking of Turkey’s dark history, serving greatly as musical and aesthetics influences. With that being said, Cosmic Funeral wastes no time in lashing out their well-crafted tunes and you know goddamn well they deliver! Godless War To Eternity is a clarification of all your doubts, make no mistake, they are here to devastate and they are here to stay!
“The Prophecy” serves as an open declaration to their sonic brand of ruins and desolation. Conjuring a suffocating atmosphere where listeners can soak their whole souls, Godless War To Eternity is like a vortex of no return. The best way I can put it is that Cosmic Funeral constantly tries to paints an apocalyptic future of destruction and bloodsheds, and I must say they have been very successful in what they wanted to achieve. Thus, their efforts have crafted Godless War To Eternity, the aftermath of all destruction and bloodsheds. Leading the pave ways to all being said is the relentless beast behind all these horrifying reiterations, Murat Erdoðan. Murat Erdoðan arms himself with a powerful delivery of high-pitched screams with an ample amount of “passionate anger” manifested in them. Adding on to the all madness is the arsenal of chaotic guitars, sinister keyboards and ripping war drums. The guitars provides an amalgamation of Black and Death Metal riffs, however they do not fall prey to stagnation. Instead, they progresses over time, lashing out fresh and quality riffages that is not part of some picking ups from recycling bins. In order to achieve the correct balance of the atmosphere at hand, Cosmic Funeral has successfully and carefully utilised the keyboards as a backdrop, and not as a tool to cover up their disabilities. On the other hand, the hammering assaults of the drums provide a simple and steady “stepping over the edge” feel which I feel is sufficient enough and that is all there is to it.
Of course, there is but little and minor flaws in Godless War To Eternity. Some twists and turns in there could just do the trick in sealing up the loopholes. As such, Cosmic Funeral could try to improve on their songwriting capabilities by expanding more on their musical horizons. One way is to implement more influences or utilising interesting elements in the crafting of their next output. Maybe a full length, perhaps? If an EP of this calibre could be produced by Cosmic Funeral, I see no reasons why their next output would be a one of a disappointment and I’m definitely looking forward to it. However, there is also one major key factor that has played a pivotal role in helping Cosmic Funeral to achieve their artistic vision with Godless War To Eternity. That is, Cosmic Funeral is able to capture a collective vision of unadulterated hatred on Godless War To Eternity with the similar direction that each of the band member shares. The camaraderie between the members is undeniable even more so, admirable. To the point that, I dare say they are able to put most lost and uninspired bands to shame. As such, Cosmic Funeral is able to provide listeners with an authentic and intense experience, engaging them with fresh and original content but also at the same time, keeping them confined within their intended boundaries.
About the Author
This is what I feel about my favourite genre in metal:
Black Metal is a timeless piece of magic(k)al art that is not limited by boundaries. Be it musical or aesthetics wise, it contains an honest and raw essence that is capable of not only satisfying the most abrasive of listening ears, but also an elevation to a higher state of transcendence. For years, the sphere of what we considered Black Metal has since expanded. It is mainly because of the myriads of influences that have been brought into the genre itself. Moreover, the influx of experimentations has rendered traditional Black Metal characteristics invalid. This is another trait that attracted me, for one, artists could then create their own art which allow the categorisation of Black Metal to be a certain state of emotional and feelings, rather than that of musical qualities. However, it is still mostly a personal experience to undergo. For the most part, it is different for everyone and I definitely respect that. Listening to Black Metal for me is like opening the floodgates to an ever-flowing source of energies where they are being channelled and manifested in the form of music which we are able to comprehend. Through passion and dedication, one will be able to realise the true potential of the magick that is in work. With that set into stone, the occurrence of change as we know it will be bestowed upon the listeners themselves where they will bask in all the glory and rewards. It is like an endless quest on the path towards spirituality.
Axis of Metal is me showing my appreciation to the music that has been keeping me alive. I also have a personal blog -Thelightoftheinvictus.tumblr.com which I write reviews for during my free time. I am always open to views, discussions and criticism. So, shoot me an email if you would like to talk :)