The Funeral Corridor

Lansing Michigan’s Recorruptor return with their 2nd full length release The Funeral Corridor.  I must admit I had not been familiar with these guys but saw in the liner that Josh Moore of Summon is their drummer.  I was a big fan of Summon’s 2005 Fallen album and wanted to see what these guys were all about.

The Funeral Corridor is a bit of a massive album clocking in at 50 minutes plus.  Recorruptor play a unique hybrid of old school and new school black, thrashy death metal.   The album opens up with the title track which has a pretty quick ambient intro which transitions into a nice build before going into a thrashier progression and then going into a quick blast beat section (Josh Moore is really good a blast beats).   The guitar work of Seth Earl and Dustin Cook is pretty on point and spans a great deal of different influences.  The are plethora’s of layered harmonies going on through the album.  There is also many tempo changes.

“Tormented Egress” has a great deal of interesting layering going on riff wise towards the beginning the 2nd track.  I hear a little bit of Angel Corpse and Ripping Corpse influence on this one.  Nice bass break later on by Alex Schmidt. “Souls of Limbo” is my favorite track.  For some reason, the opening riff reminds me of the movie Spaceballs when Spaceball One scrolls across the screen left to right.  Probably the strangest reference I will make in a review this year.  “Souls of Limbo” moves way quicker towards the begin and then has some really sick Immolation/ Hate Eternal rhythms.  “Watchful Eyes in the Temple of Aspiration” has a nice clean guitar intro before building into a dissonant chug section.  The drumming on this one rules with rolling double kick complementing a pretty gnarly sounding arpeggiating picking line before picking up tempo.

“Amidst the Breathless, I weep” opens with some interesting acoustic guitar lines with some spoken word over it.  One of the more experimental sounding tracks on the record.   My only real complaint with The Funeral Corridor is that maybe the tracks get a little bit longer than they need to be.  That being said the approach here is pretty unique and for the most part pretty enjoyable.   Check it out.

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Written by Nick K
September 23rd, 2020


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