Quercus are a band from are a band from the Czech Republic that plays funeral doom metal with avant garde elements and this is a review of their 2016 album "Heart With Bread" which was released as a joint effort between Solitude Productions and Moscow Funeral League.
Dark sounding keyboards start off t he album along with some spoken word parts and grim vocals which also gives the music an atmosphere of a horror film and after a couple of minutes the music gets more heavy and goes for a funeral doom style along with some melodic guitar leads and death metal growls.
The heavy and avant garde elements get mixed together quite a bit throughout the recording and most of the songs are very long and epic in length and the riffs also bring in a great amount of depressive melodies and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and black metal screams can also be heard briefly and the whole album also sticks to a slow musical direction from beginning to ending of the recording.
Quercus plays a style of funeral doom metal t hat is very slow, dark and heavy while also being very avant garde at the same time, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover human nature and society themes.
In my opinion Quercus are a very great sounding avant garde funeral doom metal and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Illegible Tree Name" and "My heart's in the Highlands". 8 out of 10.