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Crestfallen Queen: With unconventional song length

Crestfallen Queen - Queens Of Swords

Crestfallen Queen hail from Stuttgart, Germany and they deliver a very nice female fronted progressive doom and with very good vocal. The doom laden riffs are backed by galloping metallic rhythms and hounded by eerie synths which are then topped off by a majestic voice that lurks somewhere between this world and the next. Crestfallen Queen could have very well been born anywhere in the dark hazy fog of the seventies.

The quintet was formed in 2016 playing their brand of progressive blackened rock. Following the release of their completely analogue recorded, produced and quickly sold-out demo cassette No More Let Life Divide What Death Can Join Together (released February 2018).  The debut album Queen Of Swords presents the detail-loving and unconventional soul of Crestfallen Queen in full length.

Queen of Swords is full of passion and devotion, which is impressively underlined by the hand-drawn cover artwork of the Peruvian artist Jose Gabriel Alegría Sabogal. Inspired by ancient philosophy and mythology, the epic work tells the long forgotten stories of fallen heroines and their struggle with loss, fears, drugs, human abysses, self-empowerment, love, life and death. With Queen Of Swords History mutates into Herstory and reveals frightening parallels to the realities of life of our time.

Crestfallen Queen are not to be taken light heartedly. The unconventional length of the songs speak for themselves where the music is challenging and stirring, a lot like life itself. Anyone who has seen the band live can feel the frankness of this statement. The bittersweet membrane between pain and ecstasy. Goosebumps will probably be running down your back at the sound of the hellish screams alternating with a siren-like tenderness.

Fury. Beauty. Death. Life. The rediscovery of everyday repressed emotions. Good. Evil. Alpha and Omega. Everything is one. One is everything. Solve et Coagula. Defeat and triumph. Rise and fall. The dialectical relationship of man being thrown into the best of all worlds. We fall and we get up again. This is Crestfallen Queen,  the Queen Of Swords. A catalyst. A poetess. The one who unmasks. Inviting us to the knowledge of our limited time on this earth and to meet one and others with sincerity.

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (2567 Artikler)
Mitt hovedfokus er musikk som er basert på progressiv tenking. Jeg er på ingen måte ensporet innen musikksmak, i likhet med intensjonen bak prog. Sjangerbegrepet er egentlig temmelig uinteressant annet enn til å gi en pekepinn om hva slags musikk det er snakk om i en anmeldelse. Jeg søker god musikk for å utfordre meg som lytter. God musikk til å trigge mine musikalske smaksløker, og til å sette i gang mine refleksjoner. Da er sjansen stor for at jeg utvikler meg og lærer, noe som bør være drivstoff for et hvert menneske. Fordi det å lære og utvikle seg er noe som tilfører livet en nødvendig porsjon "krydder". Slikt krydderet finner man blant annet i musikk. Ikke overraskende mener jeg at progressiv musikk har den fineste "smaken". På den annen side kan musikk med eller uten progressive elementer være godt nok til hverdags. Til fest derimot holder bare rendyrket prog! Må jo også få med at jeg rimelig kritisk, og jeg mener at det lages mye prog som er i beste fall uinteressant, og faktisk mye som er pinlig dårlig. Heldigvis oppveies dette av ekstremt dyktige aktører som for eksempel: Flower Kings, Mostly Autumn og White Willow, for å nevne noen tilfeldig valgte.
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