Fall Of Efrafa - Biography

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Fall of Efrafa were a concept band formed in Brighton, United Kingdom in 2005, starting life as a cello driven hardcore band, yet after various line up changes, focused on creating their own sound, mixing elements of post rock, post metal and ambient folk black metal- taking influence from bands such as Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Agalloch and Buried Inside. They described their music as heavy atmospheric post-hardcore.

The concept was based loosely around their own interpretation of the Mythology in the novel "Watership Down" by Richard Adams. The band created a trilogy of records known collectively as "The Warren of Snares": Owsla (guardian), Elil (enemy) and lastly Inlé (death). The narrative behind the lyrics followed a society on the brink of social collapse, under a theocratic rule. An uprising occurs in the face of a greater enemy. Characters from the book, and the make believe language known as 'lapine' were also included in both the artwork and lyrics.

The band received a lot of praise for their music, both for the concept surrounding the band - a mix of mythological language and imagery amidst anti-religious, animal rights ideologies - and the music itself, although fans are often divided, when pigeon holing their sound.

The band was staunchly DIY, but managed to sidestep specific labels by incorporating a mixture of disparate post rock and avant-garde / folk black metal passages and hardcore punk influences.

Source: http://www.lastfm.se/music/Fall+of+Efrafa