CARACH ANGREN – This Is No Fairy Tale (CD)
This is no ordinary symphonic black metal, mainly due to the fact that Carach Angren has its style based around a cinema score.
Listening to this unholy trio brings to mind all of the Harry Potter movies, with its darkened symphonic sounds and eerie landscapes. If you were to put “This Is No Fairy Tale’s” music minus the raspy and creepy black metal vocals, it would make for an awesome soundtrack to a witchcraft and wizardry type of flick.
I very much enjoyed the fact that these guys can mix the best elements of classical music along with the savage black metal rhythms, chaotic drum parts, and the mindless, raspy vocals from the bowels of hell. They’ve managed to seamlessly create one lengthy soundtrack to darkness from the brilliantly played nine songs on offer here.
“This Is No Fairy Tale” is a well-produced album that’s sure to exercise demons from your body, and this is one experience I definitely dread.
The cool aspect about Carach Angren’s songs are, is that they come alive like a book, with many chilling chapters packed with tons of twist and turns. Now, you can imagine, when this is all put together in a musical and song format, you’re going to be exposed to the inner workings of hell. A hell so rich in dark sounds, aesthetically pleasing to any fan of wicked, shred guitar riffs, haunting synthesizer passages that’s sure to whisk you away into the pitch black of nothingness.
People, this is a three piece group yet they sound like a full fledged orchestra at times, and this makes me wonder if this is something they’ll be able to pull of in a concert setting.
I know they’ve abundance of talent, and are just aching to get out and unleash their unholy madness upon the fans, with their latest long player, “This Is No Fairy Tale”.
I can go on and on about how this album smokes, but will do no justice to the listener, as you have to experience it for yourself. Fans of Dimmu Borgir, Hecate Enthroned and Grief Of Emerald are to enjoy what Carach Angren has to offer here. [Season Of Mist] Sarjoo Devani