Falloch are a band from Scotland that has been featured before in this zine and plays a mixture of atmospheric post-black metal and shoegaze and this is a review of their album "This Island, our Funeral" which will be released in 2015 by Candlelight Records.
A very dark ambient sound starts off the album along with a more distorted guitar approach and you can also hear a great amount of clean playing and acoustic guitars throughout the recording and after awhile clean singing vocals find their way into the music and become a huge part of all of the tracks.
Once the music gets heavy the album starts bringing in more of a post black metal style sound along with the solos and leads bringing in elements of post rock and shoegaze while the acoustic guitars have more of a progressive feeling to them at times and at times depressive sounding synths can be heard in certain sections of the recording along will all of the tracks being very long and epic in length.
Most of the music sticks to a slow, melancholic and heavy musical direction which also shows that post-black metal does not always needs growls and screams to create a depressive atmosphere while one of the songs bring in more angry sounding suicidal vocals for a few seconds and when female vocals are added onto the recording briefly they give the music more of an esoteric dimension and all of the musical instruments on the recording have a very powerful sound to them.
Falloch bring in more of a darker style this time around while their music still remains in a post atmospheric black metal and shoegaze direction while also adding in more progressive elements which makes their songs more advance, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover dark and poetic themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Falloch and if you are a fan of this band, you should enjoy this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Torradh" "Brahan" and "Sanctuary". 8 out of 10.