Nut Suite. Mini reviews of albums old and new. Minimum words. No fuss. No spoilers [?]. Occasional smugs.

Sunday, March 10, 2013

FEN / Dustwalker [2013]

British black metal act Fen step further away from their roots and explore a little deeper into the post-rock sound on 2013's Dustwalker.
They've always been an ambitious band but never quite reach the heights you feel like they should.  Finally, on this album, you get the feeling they realize that and accept it which makes them appear as confident as ever  They generate some clear visuals of rolling hills, crows, bare-boned trees and all that pip-pip stuff, that at times made me think of Iron Maiden jamming with God Is An Astronaut.  In pieces, the album is full of great moments I'm awfully fond of but as a whole I find it difficult to fully grasp onto anything solid.  

3 dusty ghosties out of 5

Songs Of Note: Hands Of DustThe Black Sound

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