Felis Catus are a solo project from Italy that plays an experimental form of black metal and this is a review of his self released 2011 album "Answers To Human Hypocrisy" which will be re-issued in December of 2018 by Southern Hell Records.
Spoken word samples start off the ep along with the sounds of war in the background while synths can also be heard at times as well as the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and when the music speeds up a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which also gives the music more of a raw feeling.
When guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very raw and melodic style while the vocals are mostly grim black metal screams along with some experimental and avant garde elements being added into some parts of the music as well as some clear vocals also being utilized at times.
The songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts, while clean playing, synths and classical guitars can also be heard in certain sections of the recording and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them and as the album progresses a brief use of horn and stringed instruments can also be heard as well as one track also being an instrumental and also introducing classical musical elements onto the recording.
Felis Catus plays a style of black metal that is very experimental while also having its raw and aggressive moments during the beginning of the recording, the production sounds very raw and heavy while the lyrics dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion Felis Catus is a very great sounding experimental black metal solo project and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Bohemian Bizarre" "Wine And Roses" "Night Gaunts" and "Ruins Of Shining Grace". 8 out of 10.