A good three years have taken CATAYA to release 'Firn', a worthy successor to the powerful debut „Sukzession“ (2015). The still young and six-member strong collective with roots in Germany and Belgium turned the post-rock / postblack metal scene on its head in 2015 with its debut 'Succession'. The four songs on the debut album sounded incredibly mature and evolved to make you feel, this is a band already working together for decades. Even on 'Firn' (meaning snow, which is older and more compact, has not melted for at least a year), the sextet does not change its recipe for success. Again, four songs can be found on the album. Again, these four songs come to a playing time of about 40 minutes and convince with their complex suspense and instrumental structures. Time pressure does not exist in the songs. It is rather the over! owing, atmospheric idyll and the impelling attention to detail, which instrumented with drums, bass, synths and multi-layered guitar tracks ends in extensive sound passages and constructive parts, that reinvent, connect, replace and play around. Until they finally find themselves brute, impetuous and almost wildproliferating in destructive post (black) metal, culminating and devastating everything.
Fans of RUSSIAN CIRCLES, GODSPEED or TOUNDRA will get their money‘s worth!