This one is the latter.
Fvnerals is a band from Glasgow, Scotland, specialized in creating floods of sonic bleakness since 2013. Over the years, they recorded two eps, debut full-length and now this brilliant piece of work. Always driving on a torpid tempo, Fvnerals combine drones, soundscapes, eerie doom metal and shoegaze into something that sounds as far away from happiness as it possibly could. Down in that basements, this particular inhabitant is down on the floor, screaming, crying, weeping.
There are seven songs on this album, each perfectly following the previous one. In five or six listens I wasn't able to pick out a favorite track since everything fits so well together that this feels like one long concept, displaying emotions like depression, anxiety, lethargy and isolation. Over the music, which reminds me of something between Earth and Slowdive, the vocals of Tiffany Strom guide the listener through all this crushing despair.
What I did notice during my listening session, is the fact that this album grows on its listeners. Gradually, songs like 'Void', 'Shiver' or 'Teeth' gain their own identity. So yeah, of course I will recommend this gem to everyone who likes a decent slab of audible darkness once in awhile, whether it is shoegaze, doom or drone. You will definitely find something to exorcise your inner demons with on this album.