Falls Of Rauros are a band from Maine that has been featured before in this zine and plays a folk influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their 2017 album "Vigilance Perennial" which will be released in March as a joint effort between Bindrune Recordings and Nordvis Produktion.
Clan guitars start off the album along with some acoustic work and after awhile drums are added onto the recording and after awhile the music gets a lot more heavier along with some high pitched black metal screams making t heir presence known and you can also hear a great amount of melody in the guitar riffing.
Most of the tracks are very long and epic in length and all of the musical instruments have a very powerful sound to them while the solos and leads are done in a very melodic fashion and the acoustic guitars also give the songs more of a progressive and folk music feeling and some songs bring in elements of ambient.
At times the music can get very atmospheric and when the music speeds up a decent amount of tremolo picking and blast beats can be heard and it also adds in more of a raw style of black metal and they also bring in a brief instrumental before returning back to vocal tracks and the songs also bring in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Falls Of Rauros creates another recording that remains true to the folk musical influenced and progressive style of atmospheric black metal from previous recordings, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover nature, misanthropy, anarchism, rumination, and uncertainty themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Falls Of Rauros and if you are a fan of folk influenced black metal, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Labyrinth Unfolding Echoes" and "Arrow & Kiln". 8 out of 10.