Electric Funeral are a band from Sweden that plays a mixture of d beat and crust punk and this is a review of their 2014 compilation album "Total Funeral" which will be released by Southern lord Records in the month of July and contains all of their ep's, splits and a few unreleased tracks.
A noisy and distorted sound starts off the album along with some growls before going into a very heavy and brutal crust core direction along with some d beats and aggressive shouting vocals and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and after awhile guitar solos and leads become a huge part of their musical sound.
All of the tracks are very fast crustcore songs that pay perfect homage is Discharge and other bands that have their names start with the first 3 letters 'dis' and there is also a great amount of noisy distortion in the bands musical style and you can hear the heaviness of metal and thrash in all of the songs that are present on this compilation and some of the alter tracks show a mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with a brief use of clean playing and spoken word parts.
Electric Funeral play a very pure mixture of d beat and crustcore on all of these tracks as well as adding a great amount of heaviness, rawness and brutality to this musical genre, the production sounds very heavy and powerful while the lyrics cover violent, hateful, political, war and punk rock themes.
In my opinion Electric Funeral are a very great sounding d-beat crust punk band and if you are a fan of this musical, you should check out this compilation. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "I Am The Dead" "Haunted By Ghosts" "Hellish Afterworld" and "Realities Of hell". 8 out of 10.