Encoffination are a band from the United States that has been featured before in this zine and plays a very heavy, dark and occult form of funeral doom/death metal and this is a review of their 2014 album "III - Hear Me, O Death(Sing Thou Wretched Choirs)" which will be released in October by Selfmadegod Records.
Melodic and ritualistic chants start off the album along with some organ and bell noises and after the intro the music goes into a slow, dark and heavy doom/death metal sound while also maintaining and atmospheric background as well as having a small amount of melody in their music at times.
When vocals are added into the music they are very deep, dark and guttural sounding death metal growls along with a few seconds of spoken word parts being used on a couple of the tracks and most of the songs are very long and epic in length and all of the music except for the intro remains true to a very slow and heavy doom/death metal direction and never speeding up to create some dark funeral dirges.
Encoffination creates another recording that displays the heaviest and darkest style of funeral doom/death metal while also adding a very ritualistic sounding felling into some of the heaviest music that could possibly be made, the production sound s very dark and heavy while the lyrics cover occultism and the celebration of death.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Encoffination and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Charnel Bowels Of a Putrescent Earth" "Rotting Immemorail" and "Mould Of Abadonment". 8 out of 10.