soon to be released"in the name of the Father,the Son and the Unholy"by FAETHOM
FAETHOM formed initially in
Bolivia by Mariela (voc/keyboards) and David (guit), but they soon left
their country of origin to relocate in Fort Lauderdale (Florida), joined
since then by Federico (bass), Hermes (drums) and very recently by
Beyond theSouth American originsspecific toeach of the band's members, they
all have a pronounced taste for : horror themes and blackened metal...
Taking basically influences in early Morbid Angel, Ancient and Enslaved
with little hints of mid 80's brazilian thrash, the music alternates
between raging blackened malignant parts with raw deathed vocals, and
some orchestral melodic moments with keyboards and incisive melodic
guitars, that's where the influences of Mercyful Fate/King Diamond and
even Candlemass ("by the lake of sacred eyes") amazingly appear to give a
surprising technical dimmension while a sinister atmosphere always
Ok, I've mentioned several
references (good ones though) but that doesn't mean they're unoriginal
at all, all the contrary in fact... Epic and theatrical with a ferocious
evil touch, this is indeed pretty unique and refreshing with some very
tight musicianship and a general mood (scary and haunting) perfectly in
line with their concept. Mariela's vocal register is impressive,
always harmonious with a lot of deepness, could her singing be evil,
menacing or melodically enchanting.
Their nice 5 songs ep entitled
"Lullaby for Heathen Spawn" was self-released late 2009 and after quite
many awesome local shows, FAETHOM now announce that their debut concept
album "In the Name of the Father, the Son, and the Unholy" will be out
on November 1st, 2011 and this will contain no more than 16 tracks !!!
The band invested a lot during two years to achieve something complete
(both musically and on the concept) and certainly worth discovering...
The album should also reveal some great artwork and interesting lyrics,
no doubt you'll hear more from them here in a short time !