2017 pressing on double album on black vinyls with gatefold cover and huge poster
Funeral Mist manifests rarely but when it does, then it is in exceptional glory. While the taint of the pandemonium that was Salvation is to never disappear, for it undeniably set new standards within Black Metal and beyond in terms of musical violence, chaos and the channeling of ominous spiritual energies, Maranatha materializes like the unadulterated omen of the end of times, like a glowing pitch black pit to whose appeal to jump within nothing can resist. The violence and the musically bizarre are still there, displayed with a rare mastery but a thorough work on atmospheres and structures and the addition of complex layers of ill sounds make this second full length album by Funeral Mist a renewed challenging experience, as perilous for your minds sanity as it is for your souls deliverance. Unique, unmistakable for anything else, Funeral Mist stands with splendor as the epitome of extremism. It is only way beyond ones limits that an encounter with the dimension summoned by Maranatha is made possible, an encounter as perilous as this work is cruel. Maranatha is an Aramaic phrase occurring only once in the New Testament and also in the Didache which is part of the Apostolic Fathers collection. It is transliterated into Greek letters rather than translated, and is found at the end of Paul’s First Epistle to the Corinthians (1 Cor 16:22) as a farewell.
“If any man love not the Lord Jesus Christ, let him be Anathema Maranatha.”
The word ‘Maranatha’ translates to “O Lord, come!”, however if separated into
‘Maran atha’, it becomes a credal declaration of “Our Lord has come.”
1. Sword Of Faith
2. White Stone
3. Jesus Saves!
4. A New Light
5. Blessed Curse
6. Living Temples
7. Anathema Maranatha
8. Anti-Flesh Nimbus