Fall of Efrafa were a post-metal/sludge band from Brighton, England, active from 2005 to 2009. They took their name from the totalitatian warren in Watership Down and refences to the book are rife throughout their lyrics and artwork. Other recurring themes are atheism and animal rights.Amongst their musical influences they count Neurosis, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Agalloch, and Buried Inside
- Neil Kingsbury - guitar
- Michael Douglas - bass
- George Miles - drums
- Steven Mc Cusker - guitar
- Alex Bradshaw - vocals & lyrics
This band provides examples of
- Belief Makes You Stupid/ Out Grown Such Silly Superstitions: They're kinda big on these themes.
- Concept Album: Every single album. They follow their own loose storyline, but occasionally write about events in the book, like the destruction of Sandleford Warren in "For El Ahrairah to Cry" and Hazel's death and subsequent joining of the Black Rabbit's owsla in "Fu Inle."
- Crystal Dragon Jesus/ Dark Messiah: El Ahrairah, unlike the book, presents himself as the former but actually is the latter.
- Darker and Edgier: The storyline in their albums is this to Watership Down, dealing with a rabbit populace violently rebelling against a religious dictatorship, coupled with the additional threat of human encroachment.
- Epic Rocking: Their songs typically last some 15 minutes at least.
- Filk Song: They're a filk band.
- Fluffy the Terrible: They're a pretty hardcore band.... with a bunny theme.
- Green Aesop: They're big on environmentalism and veganism.
- Harsh Vocals: All of their vocals are like this.
- Humans Are Bastards: A recurring theme, most prominent on Owsla.
- Humans Are Cthulhu: "For El Ahrairah to Cry" deals with the destruction of the Sandleford Warren by humans.
- Idiosyncratic Episode Naming: The titles of their albums are all in the lapine language created by Richard Adams.
- Indecipherable Lyrics
- Leave the Camera Running: "The Fall of Efrafa" ends with about 5 minutes of rain sound effects.
- Path of Inspiration: The rabbits' religion of Frith is perceived by the band as such and also seen as parallel of Christianity in the real world.
- Purple Prose: Their lyrics are pretty wordy.
- Religion Rant Song: A pretty big chunk of their lyrics, along with more general social commentary.
- Spoken Word in Music: Including reading parts of Watership Down and speeches by Richard Dawkins.