This is a review of another earlier from from the United Kingdom's Forefather which was also in the Anglo Saxon Metal style and the album was originally released in 2002 and called "Engle Tocyme" and will be re-issued in 2017 by Heidens Hart Records.
Nature sounds, keyboards and clean singing vocals and chants start off the album and they also mix in with the heavier and melodic sound a few seconds later and the music also brings in more of a traditional pagan metal style and you can also hear all of the musical instruments that are present on this recording.
Spoken word parts can be heard in some of the songs and when guitar solos and leads are utilized they are done in a very melodic fashion and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard which shows them adding in a touch of their more earlier black metal influenced style.
Grim black metal screams are also used on a couple of the later tracks and some songs also bring in a small amount of clean guitars while one of the tracks is a keyboard instrumental while the following tracks show the music making a return back to a heavier musical direction and a couple of the songs are very long and epic in length and they also bring in another instrumental which is more guitar orientated.
On this recording Forefather went for more of a melodic style of pagan metal with only a small amount of black metal influences, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anglo Saxon History and Pride themes.
In my opinion this was another great sounding recording from Forefather and if you are a fan of pagan metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Iron Hand" "Fifeldor" and "Loyalty BOund". 8 out of 10.