Atmospheric metal band FOSCOR are streaming the second new track off their forthcoming new album, ‘Les Irreals Visions’. The track titled “Instants” is streaming now in the form of a chilling new video at PopMatters.
Regarding the new track, FOSCOR comment: “One of the most immense and intense tracks on our album, ‘Instants’ revolves around the concept how humans must turn all their moments to eternal, achieving reconciliation between the far beyond and the here. The course of history is always explained through big events and how they change the turning of the world. But here we praise the value of everyday life, which is shaped by a huge amount of small ordinary moments, which are affecting our behaviour. If we don’t value those moments, we value nothing. Its magic explains how we are, and there’s no other intention behind this lyric video than to open the gates of your memories. Musically speaking, as the album’s opening track, it’s a declaration of intentions in itself. There are no boundaries in order to try to reach beauty in this dreamlike landscape.”
‘Les Irreals Visions’ will be released worldwide on June 9. Pre-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.
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.