And it was... promising. They had some neat ideas, but not enough to carry the whole thing. Most of the sound is in mono, as dirty as it gets, and the music is ranging from lower medium tempo to up-tempo "Darkthrone" beats. The vocals are well screamed, neither particularly impressive nor terribly boring, but somewhat nasty, which can also be said about the music. Apart from a few well thought-of breaks it's mostly sticking to a chosen tempo and riff until the next change. It's not cold, warm, emotional, catchy, or anything specific, just music for music's sake.
So, unless you're just in the mood for some sludgy blackened doom, Saturnine are/were (What are they like now?) a band you'd listen to a couple of times and forget, unless "mediocre" is where you feel safe. However, a few tasteful violin overtones and acoustic ornaments hovering above the music make the listener feel that Saturnine are capable of doing more. It's just that on this EP they probably weren't yet comfortable with what they were doing. Seriously, it's almost as if the bass player is bored and wanting to do more, but not allowed. The same goes for the drummer. Still, the curiosity is here, and since the full-length "A Living Symbol of Your Demise" is probably on the way to the Funereal Drone headquarters, when we manage to get it out of our new blonde secretary's hands we'll report if there was any progress.
Source - Funereal Drone