Dutch symphonic black metallers CARACH ANGREN have released yet another song titled, “Charlie“, from their upcoming 5th studio album, ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten‘ out via kick-ass record label Season Of Mist on June 16th, 2017. Symphony, black metal, horror and orchestra are what makes CARACH ANGREN one of the best symphonic black metal bands out there among the likes of Dimmu Borgir, Cradle Of Filth etc. Their blend of horror, drama and suspense story line embedded in their music never fails to leave me awestruck and at the same time a feeling I would equate with ghost and horror tales. With bands like them experimentation in the black metal genre seems more mass appealing for sure.
This new song called “Charlie” is a haunting and rather eerie story about a boy who speaks up from the Ouija board and tries to destroy the family of the story teller. The lyrics perfectly capture the paranormal vibe the band is trying to portray with their excellent music. The song starts off with a distant wailing voice that sends chills down the spine. The orchestra section swiftly picks up along with the heavy sounding guitars which flawlessly blends and contrasts the massive hauntingly symphonic atmosphere the orchestra and string sections have to offer. Dennis “Seregor” Droomers growls add a pinch more extra to the already persisting cursed vibe of the song. This whole dark, haunted and macabre image of the song makes you feel like as if you’re walking past a cemetery, dark and late at night. Massive orchestra and black metal is what keeps you intrigued. With story telling in almost a theatrical aspect, CARACH ANGREN are definitely in control of the wheel when it comes to symphonic black metal. I am stoked for this new record to come out.
‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten‘ track-listing :
4. Charles Francis Coghlan
5. Song For The Dead
6. In De Naam Van De Duivel
7. Pitch Black Box
8. The Possession Process
9. Three Times Thunder Strikes
Pre-order your copy of the ‘Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten‘ here.