Winterfylleth are a band from Manchester, England that has had their previous album reviewed before in this zine with a musical sound that I would describe as being atmospheric pagan/black metal and this is a review of their 2008 album "The Ghost of Heritage" which was re-issued by Candlelight Records during the year of 2012.
Drums range from slow, mid paced to fast drumming with some blast beats being thrown into the music at times, while the synths bring a very dark and atmospheric sound to the music when they are utilized, as for the bass playing it has a very dark tone with riffs that follow the riffing that is coming out of the guitars and at times they have a very powerful sound to them.
Rhythm guitars range from slow, mid paced to fast epic pagan/black metal riffs that are very raw and primitive sounding at times long with a brief use of dark sounding melodies with the songs being long in length along with a couple of instrumentals and there are no guitar solos or leads present on this recording, as for the acoustic guitars when they are utilized they use full chords and finger picking to bring an epic medieval pagan feeling to the music.
Vocals range from hateful and high pitched black metal screams that have a depressive feeling to them at times to clean singing pagan metal vocals along with some Gregorian themes and a brief use of spoken word parts in addition there is a small use of deep growls being utilized on a song as well as some whispers on the bonus track, while the lyrics cover Runes, Anglo Saxon Paganism, Heritage, History and Battles, as for the production it has a very strong, powerful. professional and heavy sound to it while still retaining the raw and primitive nature of the music.
In my opinion this was a a great album from Winterfylleth and if you where a fan of their last album, you should check this one out. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)" "The Ghost Of Heritage" "Forging The Iron Of England" and "Casting The Runes". RECOMMENDED BUY.