Forstenet is a constantly evolving and experimenting rock band, and in addition a very intriguing band. Energetic stage performances, heavy grooves and dark, haunting, atmospheric guitar riffs. Forstenet is the Danish word for Petrified or more directly, Turned To Stone. The music is dark, often with Gothic hints and with a fair amount of progressive thinking, and with an intense very fascinating feeling of darkness and mystery. Their new album is entitled Ephemeros: Virvar.
The word Ephemeros derives from the Greek efímeros, meaning lasting only one day, short-lived. Virvar is the Danish spelling of the German word Wirrwarr, meaning confusion/chaos/disorder. The lyrical themes of the album are different stages of consciousness, extreme polarities of emotions and massive existential and psychological confusion. Forstenets aim with the lyrical part of the album is for the listener to enter a state of self-reflection and existential contemplation. The track Afmagtskvad / Intet Bliver,
Overall, it was difficult to categorize this album. Prog Rock? Prog Metal? Maybe, but with a tone of different influences that went into it. The vocals varied from all over the place as well. At its core, it is Dark, Gothic inspired Progressive Music that has that distinct Danish feeling to it. You know what I’m talking about. The darkness and mystery are enough to keep any listener interested so I definitely recommend giving his your time.