Winterfylleth have returned with a new recording that continues their folk orientated style of black metal from previous releases and this is a review of their 2014 album "The Divination Of Antiquity" which will be released in October by Candlelight Records.
A very dark and raw black/pagan metal sound starts off the album along with some fast riffing and blast beats which leads up to high pitched screams, melodies and an atmospheric background as well as all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and most of the tracks are very long and epic in length.
When solos and leads are added into the music they enhance the atmospheric and melodic nature of the bands musical style and some of the slower sections bring in elements of doom metal but done more in a raw and depressive direction and after awhile acoustic guitars are added into certain sections of the recording and they add more of a folk orientated and progressive sound to the songs they are utilized on.
The melodic chants and vocals that are used on the recording bring in a more pagan atmosphere to the bands melodic approach to black metal and on some of the tracks small amounts of death metal growls are utilized while the songs halfway through the recording shows a more raw black metal side to the way the guitar riffs are approached, after a few tracks that are heavy an acoustic piece finds its way onto the recording and the melodic vocals start heavy more of a powerful sounding presence while the last 2 songs go back to the bands epic black metal roots.
Winterfylleth creates another raw sounding black/pagan metal album that is very melodic and epic while also being very atmospheric, progressive and folk influenced at the same time, the production sounds very powerful while the lyrics cover Anglo Saxon Paganism.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Winterfylleth and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Divination Of Antiquity" "A Craveworn Heart" and "Forsaken In Stone". 8 out of 10.