Atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are streaming their new album, ‘Les Irreals Visions’. An immersive, elegant, and hypnotic album, ‘Les Irreals Visions’ is streaming now at bandcamp
Regarding the album stream, FOSCOR comment: “We have finally reached the decisive moment… ‘Les Irreals Visions’ is released and definitely became a reality. We are eagerly looking forward for you to grab those precious editions with your hands in a matter of hours, making music meet images and words, and finally compose the whole landscape that we are proposing for you to live in. This is the most ambitious project, we have ever faced, and we have tried to dress it with magic. But before that, please travel by your own through the eight passages composing those visions in a final but still partial introduction. And remember what this journey hides. Common things must acquire a new meaning. Visual things, a new secret appearance. The already known, the dignity of the unknown. Thanks to every individual that has taken part in this album and enriched its meaning, and to all of you ready to cross the unreal door. Hope to see you all in the road within the next months…May darkness be tragic…”
‘Les Irreals Visions’ was released worldwide on June 09. Orders for the album are available across multiple CD and LP formats at the Season of Mist E-Shop. ‘Les Irreals Visions’, mines the rich veins of progressive heavy metal past, present and future. Though named after the Catalan word for “darkness”, FOSCOR’s metal is atmospheric, elegant, and hypnotic, standing in stark contrast to their somber lyrical themes. Enthralling melodies and dreamlike passages flow with an easy grace, and belie the power and strength that delivers each track. FOSCOR are one of progressive metal’s most dynamic bands, and ‘Les Irreals Visions’ is a glorious and uplifting triumph.
1. Instants (click to stream, also available on Spotify)
2. Ciutat Tràgica (click to stream, also available on Spotify)
3. Altars (click to stream, also available on Spotify)
4. Encenalls De Mort
6. Espectres Al Cau
7. De Marges I Matinades
8. Les Irreals Visions
FOSCOR hail from Catalonia, which is still yet largely unwilling part of modern Spain. With Barcelona as the capital, this region has a long artistic tradition with the fin de siècle style of Modernisme a parallel development to Art Noveau and Jugendstil among others forming one of its major achievements. Catalonia has also left its mark in the extreme music scene of Spain.
FOSCOR are attracted to and build upon these foundations, while taking inspiration from the morbid, decadent, and sick reflections on a rapidly changing society that shaped the artistic landscape at the end of the nineteenth century.
The Catalan’s first three albums, ‘Entrance to the Shadows’ Village’ (2004), ‘The Smile of the Sad Ones’ (2007), and ‘Groans to the Guilty’ (2009) were wrapping a shroud of classic second wave black metal around a melancholic core, while already showing a distinct individuality reaching out from the confines of any genre.
‘Groans to the Guilty’ witnessed FOSCOR setting out towards more progressive and avant-garde course, but it was their next full-length ‘Those Horrors Wither’ (2014), which marked a clear departure from the black metal waters as well as related clichés and self-imposed limitations. Darkness found an equally strong expression through the use of clean vocals, doom infused tempo reduction, and catchy heavy riffing.