Revolvermann Records has teamed up with German black metal band FARSON to give you their newest atmospheric, bludgeoning, venomous modern black metal record, arguably one of the greatest blackened releases this year. This is what I would love to see experimental black metal going towards and FARSON certainly makes a point out of being refreshingly authentic. Listen for yourself and tell us what you think in the comments below.
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Often atmospheric, sometimes dead straight to the bottom of your soul. Uplifting for a moment, only to decay into utter depression. Levitating blastbeats, then, suddenly, mellow drums that lose themselves in a wall of guitars soaked with reverb and delay. Howling, desperate screams over a distorted bass guitar. From Pale Chalice to Slowdive, from Title Fight to Altar Of Plagues, but mainly some friends that play their instruments the way they like.
That is Farson.
Conceptually dealing with emotional and physical decay, „Erode“ is the first album of the quartet Farson. Four atmospheric songs that reflect the devastating contradictions immanent in human life. On this record, Farson built a Stronghold of melodic and devastatingly beautiful reverb-soaked guitars, only to slowly let it erode in ever oncoming surges of inescapable, relentless blastbeats and desperate screams. This is an album that makes you feel pleasent only to pull the rug out from under your feet to let you sink into a maelstrom of forlornness.