In a nutshell, completely amazing. Though it's difficult for me to get into songs that are so very long, with patience, I got into it. But generally, I'm not huge into songs much longer than 20min. Deep ecological undertones.
Brilliant, but not for the faint of heart.
A reclusive American dark ambient/black metal band. They released two demos titled Rain and The Hunt in 2007, each composed of a single song of over an hour in length. Rain was released on Aurora Borealis in 2008; a release of The Hunt followed in late 2009 with live drums replacing the drum machine of the original. Three additional suites have been conceived but have yet to be recorded officially, although a live recording of the third suite, Avifauna, has surfaced on the Internet under the title “Feathainne”. Band members also appear in Echtra, Threnos, Fearthainne, and Alethes.
- quote Last.fm (Fauna)
Aurora Borealis artist page
FAUNA- quote from here.
Absolutley amazing self released CD from the ultra obscure FAUNA. Based in the temperate rainforest region of the Pacific Northwest, FAUNA are a strongly eco-centric band working in the black metal genre. 'Rain' consists of one epic track lasting over an hour. Beginning with a field recording of rain in a forest, the piece thereafter becomes an acoustic journey, sung vocals complete this section before a raw black metal surge of power and pummel. Really impressed by these guys. Its very honest, very organic, in some ways this has a hardcore vibe, like early Neurosis or something, though its more the spirit than anything. Its certainly not like any of the more commercial strands of black metal, but neither is it teenage faux satanic basement necro. The packaging is silkscreened black on black paper and the whole package is very organic feeling. Total recommendation here
Album Name: Rain
Genre: Ambient Black Metal
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'The Hunt' CD
Absolutley amazing self released CD from the ultra obscure FAUNA. Based in the temperate rainforest region of the Pacific Northwest, FAUNA are a strongly eco-centric band working in the black metal genre. Described as 'A Mythic Journey in Seven Parts', this is the band's second CD of earth oriented forest metal. The story is of the hunger that leads to the quest to kill for food, the tracking, the stalking and the reverence for the prey. Excellent stuff, perhaps harsher overall then 'Rain', though still with incredible dynamic power as the story unfolds. The packaging is silkscreened black on black paper and the whole package is very organic feeling. Once again, highest recommendation here.
- quote from here.
Album Name: The Hunt
Genre: Ambient Black Metal
The re-released version is sequenced as seven tracks with the following titles- quote Metal-Archives.com ("Fauna - The Hunt")