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Funeral Oppression are an atmospheric depressive black band from the closed city of Ozersk. Formed in the Chelyabinsk region of Russia’s Ural Mountains in 2015, the band released a debut album that year (The Prisoners of Life). On their upcoming sophomore record, the creative duo of Raven Black (guitars and keys) and Void (vocals) build upon their emotive black metal genre-melt. The Eternal Revival will ascend from the grave on June 13th from Satanath Records and More Hate Productions. Today, Decibel has an exclusive premiere of a riveting single from the record.


“Just To Live” commences with a blackened shoegaze sequence that crescendos with layered melodies. While the band snugly fits in depressive black metal’s custom coffin, the emotions conveyed are more complex. The guitars harmonize to project triumph and waning sunlight instead of defeat and utter darkness. At 3:45, Funeral Oppression segue to atmospheric gloom and goth-tinged vocals. Somewhere between post-black metal and post-punk, the song’s final anthemic push feels simultaneously epic and contained. At under seven minutes long, the song is more concise than any track from the band’s The Prisoners of Life debut. It’s a glimpse into the band’s upcoming The Eternal Revival, one of my most anticipated black metal records of June.


Press play below and join the cemetery procession with Funeral Oppression.