Falhena are a band from Italy that consists of current members of Adversam I band I interviewed in the past and plays a very old school and Swedish influenced form of black metal and this is a review of their 2020 album "Insaniam Convertunt" which was released by Hidden Marly Production.
A very distorted sound starts off the album while also introducing melodic guitar leads onto the recording a few seconds later. Vocals are mostly grim sounding black metal screams along with the riffs also adding in a decent amount of melody and all of the musical instruments have very powerful sound to them.
When the music speeds up a great amount of blast beats and tremolo picking can be heard which also gives the songs more of a raw feeling. Most of the music is also very heavily rooted in the 90's Swedish style along with the tracks also adding in a decent mixture of slow, mid paced and fast parts.
Xlean playing and acoustic guitars can also be heard briefly on some of the tracks of tracks and as the album progresses a brief instrumental can also be heard which also adds in some nature and chaos sounds before closing the recording with a heavier track. The production sounds very dark and raw while the lyrics cover Darkness and Occultism themes.
In my opinion Falhena are a very great sounding old school Swedish influenced black metal band and if you are a fan of this musical genre, you should check out this album. RECOMMENDED TRACKS INCLUDE "Voices Are Whispering" and "Ritorneremo". 8 out of 10.