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Wolvencrown: With primeval forest swathed this island kingdom in arboreal splendour…..

Wolvencrown - A Shadow Of What Once Was

According to legend, the Sherwood Forest was a playground for Robin Hood and his friend. Now hundreds of years later, the Nottigham band Wolvencrown is responsible for the entertainment with the album A Shadow Of What Once Was and with the track: A Shadow of What Once Was Pt.1.

There was a time when the primeval forest swathed this island kingdom in arboreal splendour; from the white chalk cliffs in the south to the dark lochs in the far north, coast to desolate coast. Beneath its vast canopy the lupine lords ruled the half-light, the great wolves of twilight and shadow – stalkers of the living, eaters of the dead, kings of darkness. Their time has passed, as all times do, driven from their wooded palaces by fire and sword, cast from kingship to oblivion. But when dusk falls their ghosts still run through the remnants of our woodlands, the faint echoes of their cries riding on the chill winds of memory.

The three songs that make up the haunting new EP from atmospheric black metallers Wolvencrown, A Shadow Of What Once Was, subsume the senses, enfolding the listener in layers of dream and memory, summoning the scent of fallen leaves, the touch of evening mists and the howl of the pack upon the cold night breeze. The guitars race like wind driven clouds across the moon through the grand two part epic that is ‘A Shadow Of What Once Was’, capturing an exhilarating, savage beauty, while the keyboards of ‘Coming To An End’ play a mournful lament for the passing of the ages.

Building upon the dynamic melodies and rich atmosphere of their acclaimed debut album, Of Bark And Ash, A Shadow Of What Once Was refines and expands upon the possibilities within Wolvencrown’s evocative music. This band are storytellers, bards and the power and emotion that radiates from this new chapter in their enthralling tale is breathtaking. For some bands an EP might represent a stop gap release, a time filler between the serious businesses of full length albums, but for Wolvencrown it’s a doorway to new visions, a fresh opportunity to explore and create something vital, alive and utterly essential.

A Shadow Of What Once Was was released on February 26th through Clobber Records and comes adorned with the stunning artwork of Joan Llopis Domenech (Lustre, Sojourner, Ruadh etc). This is a release to be cherished, a dark treasure to uncover. This is a chance meeting upon a midnight path with long dead kings whose shades are swift of foot and sharp of tooth..

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (5513 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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