Carach Angren - This Is No Fairytale CD
Carach Angrens symphonic sound had been drastically renovated. In the past Ardek had always written fascinating arrangements with keys and violins and such that had always made me love their sound. But now, it was beyond that. The symphonic elements on this record had developed to the point at which they sound like a professionally executed movie score.
The other thing that had changed about Carach Angren was the lyrics. They’ve always been conceptual, but they’ve never been this straightforward and clear. When listening to their previous records, there would always be some sort of plot related detail that I’d miss that wouldn’t really hinder my understanding of the story, but the lyrics here left approximately zero room for interpretation. From start to finish, attentive listeners of this album will know exactly what grotesque tale Seregor is telling.