You aren’t black metal if you don’t pose with snow
UKpost/progressive black metal band Fen have announced the tracklist and artwork for their upcoming third full length Dustwalker. A black metal group from windswept and desolate fens East Anglia in England – from which they take their name and musical inspiration – their sound tends towards bleak and sorrowful, combining black metal with post rock/shoegaze introspection. Fen’s previous album Epoch was a highlight of 2011, and their first album, The Malediction Fields, one of 2009’s finest.
Frontman ‘The Watcher’ commented on the new album, calling it “an expression of isolation, abandonment, and a gradual detachment from the material realm” and comparing it to the “cold, sharp greys of dawn.”
The tracklisting is as follows:
02. Hands of Dust
05. Wolf Sun
06. The Black Sound
07. Walking the Crowpath
08.. Epilogue (special edition bonus track)
Earlier this year the band gave a taste of new music in the form of a rehearsal recording of a new song, ‘Consequence’. The song is heavy and monolithic, starting with a very sharp cold black metal blast before moving into a more relaxed yet still ominous passage.
Here’s the’Consequence‘ rehearsal footage for anyone who missed it:
For a taste of the band’s older work, here’s ‘Ghosts of the Flood‘ from Epoch:
Dustwalker will be available in both CD format and a limited edition box, which will include a bonus track, as well as a pendant of the band’s logo. It’s due to be released on January 21st through Code666 Records, and you can keep track of everything Fen related via their Facebook.