Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten is the fifth studio album by Dutch symphonic black metal band Carach Angren. It was released on June 16, 2017 via Season of Mist. Although the album doesn't follow a linear story as their previous albums did, it is still a concept album. Clemens "Ardek" Wijers describes the album's concept as visitations from multiple ghosts of the dead; including the "Blood Queen" and Charles Francis Coghlan.
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Album · 2017 · 9 Songs. Released: Jun 16, 2017. More By Carach Angren.
Dutch black metallers CARACH ANGREN will release their new album, "Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten", on June 16 via Season Of Mist. The CD's cover art was created by renowned Romanian artist Costin Chioreanu. Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten" track listing: 01. Opening (2:17) 02. Charlie (4:10) 03. Bloodqueen (4:55) 04. Charles Francis Coghlan (6:07) 05. Song For The Dead (4:16) 06. In De Naam Van De Duivel (6:29) 07. Pitch Black Box (3:17) 08. The Possession Process (4:27) 09. Three Times Thunder Strikes (5:19).
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Carach Angren have taken their similarity to Dark Tranquility, Dimmu Borgir and Vesania and applied it to frightful atmosphere, uplifting piano melodies and vivid symphonic passages with a healthy dose of corpse paint and melodrama. Though not essential, and somewhat overlong, Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten is good none-the-less, and the more I hear this album, the more the songs root themselves into my cranium.
Carach Angren are masters of horror-themed symphonic black metal and they are here to remind us of the genre’s true glory! Many have said that Carach Angren are basically early Dimmu Borgir on steroids. It seems like a double standard but such is the nature of the purists. Dance and Laugh Amongst the Rotten is the band’s fifth full-length album and while it may not be their best, it still has plenty to offer listeners. The album begins with an atmospheric intro that flows straight into Charlie, which was the first single but is arguably the weakest song on the album. It still has the trademark heavy, bombastic, and slightly creepy sound we know and love from this band but it lacks raw power.
|B4||Charles Francis Coghlan|
|B5||Song For The Dead|
|C6||In De Naam Van De Duivel|
|C7||Pitch Black Box|
|D8||The Possession Process|
|D9||Three Times Thunder Strikes|
- Artwork, Design – Costin Chioreanu
- Backing Vocals – Ardek (tracks: A1), Seregor (tracks: A1)
- Bass, Guitar – Patrick Damiani
- Composed By – Ardek
- Drums – Namtar
- Guitar, Written By – Ardek (tracks: B5 to D9), Seregor (tracks: A2 to D9)
- Lyrics By – Ardek (tracks: A3, B5, C7, D9), Seregor (tracks: A2, D4, C6, D8)
- Mastered By – Jonas Kjellgren
- Mixed By – Peter Tägtgren
- Violin, Performer – Nikos Mavridis (tracks: A3, B4, D9)
- Violin, Written By – Clemens Wijers (tracks: A3, B4, D9)
- Vocals – Seregor
NotesLimited to 300 copies, ordered direct from label
Barcode is on hype sticker on jacket.
Tracks position on release regardless of sides.
SOM 414LP on gatefold and vinyl labels
SOM414LPCB on Hype sticker
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 822603941418
|SOM 414LP||Carach Angren||Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (2xLP, Album, Ltd)||Season Of Mist||SOM 414LP||France||2017|
|SOM 414LP, SOM414LPA||Carach Angren||Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (2xLP, Album, Ltd, Red)||Season Of Mist, Season Of Mist||SOM 414LP, SOM414LPA||France||2017|
|SOM 414T||Carach Angren||Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (Cass, Album)||Season Of Mist||SOM 414T||France||2017|
|GQCS-90347||Carach Angren||Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (CD, Album)||Chaos Reigns, Ward Records, Season Of Mist||GQCS-90347||Japan||2017|
|SOM 414LP||Carach Angren||Dance And Laugh Amongst The Rotten (2xLP, Album, TP, W/Lbl)||Season Of Mist||SOM 414LP||France||2017|