FALKENBACH – Heralding – The Fireblade

Posted in Music by oldmandub on December 4, 2008

Here’s some kick ass music from Germany. Started as a one man project in the late 80’s Falkenbach really developed in the 00’s possibly because the writer Vratyas Vakyas (translated as “the searching wanderer”) had by then taken the time to learn Old Norse, Latin, and Old German, which makes the clean vocal parts sound much more epic than in english, and had began to shy away more from the bedroom-black metal sound that clogs the blogs of the internet and more towards a simplistic yet epic folk sound that invokes images of packed heathen halls of singing ale worshipers swinging their mugs in unison. Mixed with acoustic guitars, very heavy distorted guitars, light strings, battle drums, and some wooden pipes, this could be some 90s Radiohead for the viking warrior. Heralding – The Fireblade is predominantly songs with the black metal roots and the cave dwelling vocals, but plenty of the more evolved sound fills this solid album. It’s a combination that is eloquently done as to not be a muddled mess. Put it on your iPod, sit on a hilltop with your hood over your head, smoke an old pipe, and enjoy.

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and follow up with a search for the album Ok Nefna Tysvar Ty if you want the album with none of the black metal.