Origin: Longueuil, Quebec, Canada  
Genres: Doom Metal
Page online: December 8, 2022
Last update/review: December 8, 2022


Funeral doom is a rather sparse genre, both in terms of the music itself as well as the relatively few bands who excel at it. Canada's Atramentus breathes new life into the genre with 2020's Stygian. Like the stalwarts of the scene (Skepticism, Disembowelment, to name two), the focus here is on ulta-slow, minimalist, organ-driven dirge, and while they aren't reinventing the wheel here, Atramentus's sound is powerful, foreboding, and, well, funereal. Arguably the best funeral doom record of the last several years at least.

Current Members

Philippe Tougas

vocals/guitars (ex-Eternity's End)

Claude Leduc


Antoine Daigneault


Francois Bilodeau


Xavier Berthiaume



2020 20 Buck Spin
  1. Stygian I: From Tumultuous HeavensÂ… (Descended Forth the Ceaseless Darkness)
  2. Stygian II: In Ageless Slumber (As I Dream in the Doleful Embrace of the Howling Black Winds)
  3. Stygian III: Perennial Voyage (Across the Perpetual Planes of Crying Frost & Steel-Eroding Blizzards)
  • Philippe Tougas
  • Claude Leduc
  • Antoine Daigneault
  • Francois Bilodeau
  • Xavier Berthiaume

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