The whole sequence seemingly tackles the multi-layered concept of the loss of life and takes that misery to a whole new level!

I love music videos! I view them as the single greatest platform for an artist to reach a fan because they stimulate both the eyes and ears. Most music videos can be split into two basic types: performance and narrative. Performance videos show the band playing while narrative videos put the band into a story. Both have their appeal but I prefer narrative videos because they allow the artist to pursue a message visually.

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Carach Angren are from The Netherlands, they’ve been active since 2003 and they know how to make an impressive video. “When Crows Tick On Windows” is a morbid feast for the eyes. It’s visionary accomplishment of the macabre. More of an art film than a movie with a plot, the seven-minute offering is with filled with dark woods, abandoned buildings, and gothic landscapes. The symphonic attack takes these visions to the next level. The shock value of blood and melody is well worth the price of admission.

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Carach Angren are willing to take chances, the dancers are a risky element. Especially with an extreme metal video but their dress and unnatural movements seem to fit perfectly within this grotesque world. My favorite part of the video is a series of visuals near the end. The band proclaims ‘She is dead!’, the woman drops into a bathtub filled with blood, later they ease her down into the earth with a creepy gloom. The whole sequence seemingly tackles the multi-layered concept of the loss of life and takes that misery to a whole new level!

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“When Crows Tick On Windows” is eerily awesome achievement and a great track from the This is No Fairytale release.  Check out this video and experience this emotionally charged masterpiece. \m/

Carach Angren are:

  •  Ivo Wijers (Namtar) – Drums
  • Dennis Droomers (Seregor) – Vocals, Guitars
  • Clemens Wijers (Ardek) – Keyboards, Piano, Orchestration
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