The name Corr Mhóna is the Irish word for heron, translating directly as the twisted thing of the bog. The band’s lyrics are in Gaeilge/Irish Gaelic. The lineup consists of two pairs of brothers.
Stephen Quinn Bass, Vocals
Paul Quinn Guitars, Vocals
Robert Farrow Drums, Percussion
Martin Farrow Guitars, Vocals
Corr Mhóna are a West Cork metal band. Their music is a blend of different genres, with doom and death metal elements more prominent. Corr Mhóna sing entirely in the Irish language (Gaeilge), and use a combination of harsh and cleanly sung vocals. They are inspired by many different bands and musical styles, and always attempt to combine these influences to create something new.
After many years of silence Corr Mhóna return with a new epic concept album, Abhainn. Corr Mhóna take elements from black, death, doom and traditional Irish music to portray a wide variety of atmospheres and moods. Guttural growls and screams are used in contrast with harmonious choral sections and sean nós (trad. old style) vocals. Traditional Irish melodies and time signatures are incorporated with aggressive metallic and progressive elements.
This distinctive approach to metal music coupled with lyrics sung entirely in Irish (as Gaeilge) truly makes Corr Mhóna a one-of-a-kind band. Corr Mhóna in the Irish language means as mentioned above heron and translates literally as the twisted thing from the bog. This meaning resonates with Corr Mhóna’s musical and lyrical concepts. Herons have both a grace and an awkwardness about them, they straddle the worlds of beauty and ugliness which are portrayed musically and lyrically.
45 minutes of original and unique metal from Cork, Ireland.
The first full-length album from Corr Mhóna, displaying the full gamut of their creative flow, from gentle and atmospheric to raw power
Abhainn (river) is a concept album about water and specifically the rivers of Ireland. Rivers hold an important place in the universal psyche. On one hand rivers are the veins of the Earth, bringing life, on the other they are a force of nature which can bring destruction. This theme of duality is always present in Corr Mhóna’s work. Abhainn includes crushingly heavy riffs and delicate clean passages, lyrics that drip with vehemence and sooth with tenderness.
Each of the tracks from Abhainn has been given the title of a river in Ireland. Themes from the folklore and mythology attached to each river can be seen in the lyrics. The musical course of the album also follows that of a river. From the initial trickling spring, to the river growing in speed and weight as the body of water grows, to the final torrent that flows to the sea in peace. Album art has been supplied by Kildare based artist Mairéad McGuinness who created several works of art inspired by the rivers and moods from the album. For fans of Enslaved, Primordial, Dead Can Dance, Pallbearer, Bathory, Agalloch and At The Gates.
01. An Fheoir
02. An tSúir
03. An Bhearú
04. An Laoi
06. Cumar an Dá Uisce
07. An tSláine
09. An tSionann
10. An tSuláin
Length – 55:40