terça-feira, 24 de abril de 2012
Faustcoven “Hellfire and Funeral Bells”
Four years have passed since "Rising from Below the Earth" and the Norway's wretched satanic doom act are back with “Hellfire and Funeral Bells”. With this new record, Faustcoven demonstrate the virtues of a band taking time with its craft. This album, like all of Faustcoven’s work, is steeped in a classic doom sound, but exhibits a recognition and infusion of more modern and extreme forms of metal as well. For these reasons, Faustcoven has, through the years, commanded the attention of an extremely dedicated and fanatical core of admirers even though the band has, for the most part, been under the radar of the scene at large. Despite the fact that it was executed by just two individuals, the sound on “Hellfire and Funeral Bells” is massive. Hansen’s songwriting is unparalleled within this style of doom metal. Every riff is crafted to contribute to the movement of the song as a whole, and that effect that on Hansen's voice is frightening as hell. Never static, the tracks evolve and build as the riffs are seamlessly merged into place within the horrifying soundscapes. Hansen has been consistently refining and focusing his approach with every new album and release. This new album carries the mark of the Beats and is very likely the most succcesful effort Faustcoven has yet put forth. Buy it here.