Who remembers Arven? A cool sound, gone forever?

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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When the RockmusicRaider blog was still kinda in search of itself, we stumbled across Arven. An almost girlie band, with Till Felden, the drummer. But it wasn’t tremendous female power that caught our attention, it was their style.

Arven boasted this eclectic mix of Gothic and symphonically tainted, folksy Melodic Metal. A contribution to the metal multiverse that did not quite fit the mold – at all. And this is why the crew over here started concentrate ever more on what this band was all about.

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Arven – Black is the Colour (2013) – Review

Last updated on 4 October 2020

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Hahaaa! Rock’n’Roll!! Hand and fingers in the air! The newest album Black is the Colour of the German band Arven takes off furiously fast. Nothing of the subdued style left anymore that somehow plagued their debut album Music of Light.

Bang goes the metal riff, once you start listening, so fast that Carina’s voice somewhat struggles to follow for the first instances. Holy. Metal. Cow.

Everything is rockier, more straightforward – indeed a much more self-confident approach to the music than before. But also darker – a shift towards the Gothic [...] Click to raid more!

Arven – Music of Light (2011) – Review

Last updated on 10 July 2020

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You know, I came across this band kind of by accident. And – at first – I thought them to be without much merit. Not a tune for this cold metal heart. Right?

But how far from the truth! Music of Light has that knack to convince you otherwise, and quickly. An offering from Arventhe most amazing German almost girl band. A bunch of girls, plus Till, the lucky drummer.

Music of Light features a beautiful variation of rock, kind of Gothic rock metal, and then again symphonic with metal [...] Click to raid more!