PROPHECY PRODUCTIONS ATMOSPHERIC AND DEVASTATING BLACK METAL, WITH STRINGS ATTACHED
Canadian group Finnr’s Cane begin their third full-length with the majestic Willow, a track that incorporates beautiful strains of cello alongside frontman The Bard’s spoken-word approach. Finnr’s Cane strip the elements of metal back to its origins, allowing the music to flow freely without the chains of genre constraining the sounds. The hypnotic pace of Elegy pours through the drums, moving the record from minimal beginnings to richer sounds, while Strange Sun (the first wholly black metal track we hear) plays with climbing guitars to build melancholy and circular rhythms. The cello replaces basslines and The Slave uses her instrument to glorious effect. Empty City is laced with stringed sorrow and reaches to vocals laid low in the mix, the despair intimate and palpable. It gives heartache a new meaning and Elegy an edge that Finnr’s Cane have long been searching for.
FOR FANS OF: AGALLOCH, FEN, DÄMMERFARBEN