After five years, the Canadian Finnr’s Cane give birth to their third full length, a work able to bring the name of the band to the attention of fans of oblique and dreamy sounds, although always inscribed in a circle of consistent metal base. The North American trio puts on stage forty minutes of sounds oscillating between a delicacy very close to the ambient and more concrete and robust accelerations of atmospheric black metal, continuing to gravitate certainly in the orbit of bands like Agalloch or Wolves In The Throne Room, but accentuating the distinctive features of their sound. The sound flow of Finnr’s Cane is anything but predictable, becoming nervous when it seems to have settled on more intimate shores and, conversely, calming down when the paroxysm of black seems to have taken over the scene for good. Willow stands as the ideal sonic manifesto of the Canadian trio, with its iridescent and melodic structure, certainly very agallochian in the procession, finding its counterpart in the more driven and dramatic Strange Sun, admirable example of atmospheric black with a high intensity rate. Finnr’s Cane‘s talent seems to express itself at its best, because when the sounds become more rarefied some passages can appear rather interlocutory, although pleasant: in this sense, even Earthsong develops at its best, with an epic folk scent that gives the whole a welcome solemnity, while on the more evocative and intimate side Empty City shines, a track that opens beautifully atmospherically in the final. Elegy is an album that should be listened to several times, because the frequent changes of rhythm and atmosphere should be dutifully assimilated by taking all the time necessary: only then it will be possible to fully enjoy the solutions offered by this Canadian band able to provide a truly convincing performance.
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