Mesmur are an international band with members from the United States, Australia and Italy and plays funeral doom metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "S" which was released by Solitude Productions.
A very slow, heavy and dark funeral doom metal sound starts off the album along with some atmospheric synths in the background while the riffs also bring in a decent amount of melody and after awhile deep death metal growls start to make their presence known and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very dark yet melodic fashion while all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and when screams are utilized they also add in a touch of black metal along with clean playing also being added into certain sections of the recording.
At times the music gets very experimental and progressive along with some touches touches of ambient and drone while spoken word parts are also used briefly and all of the songs stick to a very slow musical direction and you can also hear some elements of 90's era doom/death metal at times and the closing track is an instrumental.
Mesmur plays a style of funeral doom metal that is very slow, dark and heavy while also being very experimental at times, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover paranoia, hopelessness, death, cosmos and apocalyptic themes.
In my opinion Mesmur are a very great sounding funeral doom metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this recording. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Singularity" and "Distension". 8 out of 10.