Theatrical Black Metal / THE NETHERLANDS
There was a time when keyboards in Black Metal were considered as blasphemy, an unforgivable treason even! So, the Dutch CARACH ANGREN has taken a huge risk in employing a double dose of this instrument. This played of very well, in fact – this act is recognised by its theatricalized, grotesque, and heavy musical plays.
Even though the best times of this sub-genre are in the past, CARACH ANGREN’s visuals and witchy sounds captivate the audience. The band is also highly regarded by reviewers, labels, and their peers. In CARACH ANGREN’s performances, fantasies and visions are woven together with darkness and the bluntness of reality. All of this adds up to the status of one of the most famous and popular Symphonic Black Metal acts.