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Svart Crown: "Making an album has been a kind of therapy"

One of the most atmospheric and ambitious bands in the extreme music scene, France’s Svart Crown are discovering that the darkest realms lie within

Abreaction (n): the expression and consequent release of a previously repressed emotion, achieved through reliving the experience that caused it (typically through hypnosis or suggestion).

With a ferocious blend of black metal, death metal and several other malign musical influences, France’s Svart Crown are back with a long-awaited new album, aptly titled Abreaction. That psychoanalytical title reveals much of the drive behind the record, even if the songs and aesthetic take much of their inspiration from voodoo and African tribal spirituality, the band seemingly more concerned with externalising metaphorical demons than real ones…

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