Catafalque are a band from the United Kingdom that plays a mixture of harsh noise, experimental, drone, sludge and doom metal and this is a review of their self titled 2019 album which was released by Trepanation Records.
Dark soundcapes start off the album along with some powerful sounding bass guitars a few seconds later. Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length while the slower sections of the music bring in elements of sludge and doom metal and drum beats are also introduced into the music on the second track.
Harsh noises can also be heard in some parts of the music along with some high pitched screams being used on o couple of the tracks that also adds in a touch of black metal. Drones are also a very huge part of the recording and as the album progresses the music also gets more experimental and avant garde sounding and guitar leads can also be heard briefly, as the album progresses a brief use of saxophones can be heard and all of the music sticks to a slower direction as well as most of the tracks being instrumentals.
Catafalque plays a musical style that takes harsh noise, experimental, drone, sludge and doom metal and mixes them together to create a sound of their own as well as adding in an improv atmosphere and the production sounds very dark.
In my opinion Catafalque are a very great sounding mixture of harsh noise, experimental, drone, sludge and doom metal and if you are a fan of those musical genres, you should check out t his band. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Gnarled Limbs" "Trepanning" and "Prison Of Flesh". 8 out of 10.