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Haken - Fauna

7.9 | 145 votes |
Release date: 3 March 2023
Style: Progressive metal


17 have it
45 want it

01. Taurus
02. Nightingale
03. The Alphabet Of Me
04. Sempiternal Beings
05. Beneath The White Rainbow
06. Island In The Clouds
07. Lovebite
08. Elephants Never Forget
09. Eyes Of Ebony

Ross Jennings - vocals
Peter Jones - keyboards
Richard "Hen" Henshall - guitars, keyboards
Charles "Charlie" Griffiths - guitars
Ray Hearne - drums
Connor Green - bass

Staff review by
Fauna signals a lyrical departure for Haken; their first album without an overarching story, it’s comprised of unconnected songs sharing a theme of animal-human behavioural parallels. Considering their previous multi-album concept arc resulted in them releasing an album called Virus during a global pandemic and having its release disrupted by said pandemic, one can understand why they may not have wanted to give fate a chance to be tempted this time around.

published 06.03.2023 | Comments (12)

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10.12.2022 - 00:07

Very much looking forward to this
10.12.2022 - 00:23
Where's the monkey guy to comment on this?
Do you think if the heart keeps on shrinking
One day there will be no heart at all?
10.12.2022 - 01:12
A Real Monkey

Written by RaduP on 10.12.2022 at 00:23

Where's the monkey guy to comment on this?

I was always here, my evolved brethren.

At any rate how’d Haken get a photo of my great grandphather?
"Change the world. My final message. Goodbye."

~Last words of Harambe, seconds before he was shot, according to child he shielded from gunfire
10.12.2022 - 02:39
Rating: 6

Haken are a great band, but I feel they've going downhill for a while. The performance is still top-notch, but it doesn't seem to have the... bling-bling (?) it used to.
"Perception and fact, all the same: the truth's what you feel..."

Unpopular opinions is my middle name.
03.03.2023 - 08:29
Rating: 7

This is pretty entertaining in most parts and I got some Gojira vibes here and there. Some unnerving simpler moments keep me from enjoying this fully though. Taurus is my favorite song here.

I like the idea and art style on the album cover.
03.03.2023 - 17:07
Rating: 9

I honestly didn't care for the singles on their own, but after listening to the album, I realized that this was one of those albums that sounds better played together than the songs sound on their own

What I found more ironic about that is that this is a rare occasion where a Haken album ISN'T a concept album.
06.03.2023 - 07:06
Rating: 6
Morbid Angel 13

Just like the old lady said to her husband, I only wish it was a little harder...
07.03.2023 - 06:51
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

What an absolutely fantastic album! Has potential to dethrone The Mountain as my favorite of their albums.

Edit: It has.
07.03.2023 - 12:11
Rating: 9

Tbh if you compare it to their other album ratings on MS this should be at least an 8.3
AOTY 2022
08.03.2023 - 07:05
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

Written by GalacticVoyage on 07.03.2023 at 12:11

Tbh if you compare it to their other album ratings on MS this should be at least an 8.3

Yeah it makes no sense for it to be their lowest rated album.
11.03.2023 - 20:38
Rating: 9

Sempiternal Beings is amazing, song of the year for me so far.
15.03.2023 - 02:11
Rating: 10
Nicko's Nose

So this is their worst album? 🤨

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