Catalan Metal

Arna – Dragged to a Lunar Grave Review

Arna – Dragged to a Lunar Grave Review

Arna lists Spectral Wound as an influence, and the perfunctory cover art bears an uncanny resemblance to that band’s recent (stellar) album, A Diabolic Thirst. But whereas A Diabolic Thirst featured an image with depth and nuance, Arna’s is flat and more minimal, and this is a helpful metaphor for separating the two bands. Arna plays old school, furious black metal, but with a much grimier, flattened production, and at a far more sedate pace than the relentless fury of Spectral Wound.” Arna you tired of black metal yet?

Foscor – Els Sepulcres Blancs Review

Foscor – Els Sepulcres Blancs Review

“Two years ago I was hooked by Foscor‘s Les Irreals Visions. The proud Catalans presented a varied mix of all things melancholic, dreamy and depressive. It was a strong and well-unified record which balanced the line between extreme metal and rock with tact and imagination. I was surprised when I found out they’d been around since ’97; Foscor just seemed to pop up out of nowhere.” Pop goes the Foscor.