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Winter

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Cephalic Miasma
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Cephalic Miasma Cold, beautiful, deadly. This one definitely gets the award for most accurate album name. Very addicting and rewarding to listen to, Fen manages to make 17-minute songs pass gracefully. The softer passages are like sinking slowly and comfortably into several meters of snow. Perfect for a long train ride through snow-covered mountains.
Obstacle of Affliction
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Obstacle of Affliction This album is an epic journey. Fantastic range within its runtime. Truly impossible to pick a favorite track so I selected at random. And the vinyl cut is superb. Favorite track: III (Fear).
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Tim So I'm looking at this album in my collection, looking at the "Favorite Track" drop down box while playing each of the songs from this album, skipping around to try to remember any particular parts I really liked... I couldn't find a favorite. This whole album is just fantastic. At the time of writing this, I've probably listened to this album, at minimum once a day for the past 2 weeks. Favorite track: IV (Interment).
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  • Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    FORMAT: Translucent Green Double LP - 4 bonus tracks not available on standard cd edition - Reverse print on outer sleeve with 3,5mm spine - Printed Inner sleeves - ltd to 499 copies

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    STYLE: Progressive Black Metal

    INFO: this is the new Translucent Green Double Vinyl edition of the album, ltd to 499 copies. Winter is the fifth album from Progressive Black Metaller FEN, a colossal piece of work for the English three-piece, at once rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and yet laced with cold darkness. produced by of Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ulver, Primordial, Solstafir).

    Consisting of six songs that are thematically and compositionally linked, each piece on “Winter” flows into the next, and, ideally, the whole record is intended to be listened to in one sitting to allow the full journey to be absorbed. Musically, the band have sought to push themselves further than ever before and Fen’s trademark use of atmospheric Black Metal and delicate, spacious cleans, has been married with aspects of 70s progressive rock, shoegaze and doom metal, with the intention of rendering ‘Winter’ as involving and as immersive a listen as possible.

    Frontman The Watcher has summarised the album thus: “With ‘Winter’ we wanted to ‘return to the roots’ of the band so to speak but not in the clichéd, nostalgic way many bands do – instead, we wanted this record to represent the ‘essence’ of Fen in terms of tone, atmosphere and above all concept. This album therefore very much describes a journey towards sanctity and redemption across a landscape steeped in mystery, hints of forgotten darkness and sorrows long since drowned in the distant past. It represents the culmination of over 18 months of writing and rehearsing, pushing ourselves harder and harder as musicians – it is a lengthy and self-indulgent record for which we make no apology. Indeed, it is a fitting tribute to mark ten years of the existence of Fen.”

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    jewel Box CD, 16 pages Booklet, artwork by Grungyn

    Includes unlimited streaming of Winter via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
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  • Limited Edition Die-Hard BOX
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Deluxe Collector Box of the album, ltd to 199 copies. including the standard CD, an additional bonus CD, the 2 LP with Side A/Side B in a smashed splatter effect of transparent aquamarine and opaque cream vinyl, an exclusive T-shirt, exclusive A2 poster, and a certificate of authenticity signed and numbered by the band

    Includes unlimited streaming of Winter via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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  • Limited Edition Double LP
    Record/Vinyl + Digital Album

    Double LP - 4 bonus tracks not available on standard cd edition - Reverse print on outer sleeve with 3,5mm spine - Printed Inner sleeves - ltd to 262 copies

    Includes unlimited streaming of Winter via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.

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I (Pathway) 17:16
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II (Penance) 10:03
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III (Fear) 10:40
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V (Death) 12:46
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VI (sight) 09:46

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Winter is the fifth album from Progressive Black Metaller FEN, a colossal piece of work for the English three-piece, at once rich in sound, beguilingly delicate, and yet laced with cold darkness. produced by of Jaime Gomez Arellano (Ulver, Primordial, Solstafir).

Consisting of six songs that are thematically and compositionally linked, each piece on “Winter” flows into the next, and, ideally, the whole record is intended to be listened to in one sitting to allow the full journey to be absorbed. Musically, the band have sought to push themselves further than ever before and Fen’s trademark use of atmospheric Black Metal and delicate, spacious cleans, has been married with aspects of 70s progressive rock, shoegaze and doom metal, with the intention of rendering ‘Winter’ as involving and as immersive a listen as possible.

Frontman The Watcher has summarised the album thus: “With ‘Winter’ we wanted to ‘return to the roots’ of the band so to speak but not in the clichéd, nostalgic way many bands do – instead, we wanted this record to represent the ‘essence’ of Fen in terms of tone, atmosphere and above all concept. This album therefore very much describes a journey towards sanctity and redemption across a landscape steeped in mystery, hints of forgotten darkness and sorrows long since drowned in the distant past. It represents the culmination of over 18 months of writing and rehearsing, pushing ourselves harder and harder as musicians – it is a lengthy and self-indulgent record for which we make no apology. Indeed, it is a fitting tribute to mark ten years of the existence of Fen.”

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released March 10, 2017

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Fen UK

: Formed in 2006 as a studio project by Grungyn, Theutus and The Watcher, and inspired by the windswept, desolate landscape of England’s Fen region, the band set out to fuse the cold rage of Black Metal with more reflective influences, creating a deeply intense and atmospheric sound which speaks of loss and melancholic yearning ... more

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