This is a review of another recording from United Kingdom's Forefather which is also in the style of Anglo Saxon metal and the album was originally released in 2004 and called "Ours Is The Kingdom" which was also re-issued in 2017 by Heidens Hart Records.
A very fast and raw black metal sound starts off the album along with a great amount of tremolo picking and blast beats while the riffs also use a great amount of melody along with all of the musical instruments having a very powerful sound to them and after awhile clean pagan vocals also make their presence known.
Some of the riffing also brings in elements of traditional metal while t he songs also bring in a great mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts along with the solos and leads being done in a very melodic fashion and grim black metal screams are also added into some parts of the songs and as the album progresses a brief use of epic sounding synths and clean guitars can also be heard on a few songs as well as one of the tracks being an instrumental and some of the tracks are long and epic in length.
On this recording Forefather remained true to the Anglo Saxon metal style of previous releases, the production sounds very professional while the lyrics cover Anglo Saxon history, paganism and pride themes.
In my opinion this is another great sounding recording from Forefather and if you are a fan of pagan black metal, you should check out this re-issue. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "The Shield-Wall" "The Golden Dragon" "The Folk That Time Forgot" and "Fighters Of The Angelcynn". 8 out of 10.