For those who don't know, Finnr's Cane are a doom post black metal band from Canada. Well, in fact it is not as much post black metal. Maybe we can say it is a melodic atmospheric black metal.
Well, labels and definitions aside, these guys are good. This album is quite melancholic, but quite emotional and introspective.
In a time when this kind of music is so trendy, it is important to see which bands do it naturally and well, and which bands do it to follow the trend, ending up doing everything wrong and sounding really fake. Finnr's Cane are a good example of the first group and A Portrait Painted By The Sun is here to show us exactly that. So if this is your kind of thing, or if you simply like to listen to different and varied stuff, still with a strong black metal presence, go for this album. It is really good.
You can expect a lot of heaviness, as well as some acoustic parts, some atmospheric sounds, as in winds for example, and a very nice combination of every instrument with the voices. Beautiful details here and there. Really a great work.