Friday, July 29, 2011

Falloch/Where Distant Spirits Remain/Candlelight Records/2011 CD Review

Falloch are a band from Scotland that mixes post black metal with dark metal and shoegaze and this is a review of their 2011 album "Where Distant Spirits Remain" which was released by Candlelight Records.

Drums range from slow, midpaced to fast drumming with some ocassional blast beats, while the synths when they are utilized bring a very dark ambient/atmospheric and folk/new age music feel to the music, as for the bass playing it sounds very strong and powerful with riffs that combine black metal with shoegaze and indie rock.

Rhythm guitars range from slow, midpaced to fast riffs that combne influences from indie rock, shoegaze, black and dark metal, while the lead guitars are very distorted and melodic black metal/shoegaze leads, as for the accoustic guitars they bring a very dark and progressive/folk music feel to the music with alot of full chords and finger picking.

Vocals are mostly clean singing male vocals mixed in with some ocassional female vocals and only a small amount of agressive growls, while the lyrics touch on dark and depressive themes, as for the production it sounds very strong, powerful and professional with all of the musical instruments having a great sound and being very easy to hear.

In my opinion Falloch are a very good post black/dark metal band and while some black metal fans might not like this band since it is very progressive and lacks alot of agressive vocals, I still feel this is a good band and if you are looking ofr something original, you should check out this band. RECEMMONDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Beyond Embers And The Earth" "We Are Gathering Dust" and "Where We Believe". RECEMMONDED BUY.

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