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Falamh: Telling tales of different characters!

Falamh - Aeons Effigy

I must admit that I am fascinated by Canada which has many similarities with Norway with often extremely beautiful nature and cold winters. In addition, Candada and Norway are two prosperous and peaceful countries that for most people are beautiful to live in. The area in Canada versus Norway is such that Canada is 28 times larger but there are only seven times as many people living in Canada compared to Norway.

After such a lesson in geography, it’s time to return to music, and Canada has many very talented and exciting bands. My latest discovery is Falamh from North Bay in Ontario. From this band you could expect melodic death/black metal nad they have some time ago released the EP Aeons Effigy. Two singler showcase what this North Bay trio deliver regarding music.

Winds Of Silence – Music Video

Blackened Waves – Visualizer

What the press is saying:

«In Blackened Waves Falamh immediately create sensations of tension and bleakness with rough-voiced guitars that seem to both jitter and moan, but while that happens the rhythm section also deliver a jolting and battering experience. The riffing rises and melodiously flows in a way that’s even more drenched in anguish, and it sets a quick hook of its own, though the vocals are as vicious as a barbed-wire garrote. The song’s combination of muscle-twitching physicality, snarling savagery, and emotionally involving melody with a powerful sweep plays out in increasingly captivating fashion, creating an experience of torment and grief. An instrumental digression in which vibrant notes ring above a slower beat flows into an immersive and mesmerizing cascade of sound, which seems to channel yearning and resilience» – No Clean Singing

«In just 23 minutes Falamh have demonstrated their ability to craft something darkly engrossing in Aeons Effigy and it leaves starring into the abyss while at the same time as stoic as the cliffs above the bay». – Metal Noise

Hailing from North Bay, Canada, Falamh have a new EP coming out Aeons Effigy, which follows up their 2020 release The Unbound Beyond: I. A riveting blend of black and death metal with heavy doses of melody, this new recording promises to build on their debut.

Those who enjoyed the previous EP will find that Aeons Effigy is more of the same, but with some new elements. A long history of working together in other bands lends to their cohesiveness, which is apparent on this new offering.

«The concept for this EP is about the journey and discovery of oneself and the transformation effects that occur. Whether being steadfast or yielding, change is always inevitable and it’s how someone reacts that can determine the perspective and outcome. The lyrics reflect this by telling tales of different characters and how their reaction affects them». – Kyle Tayler (Guitars, Vocals) – Falamh

Falamh plays the kind of music they want to hear, chasing after that moment that makes your skin tingle with the aesthetic chills that keeps them going. They are recommended for fans of Dissection, Enslaved, and Taake. The latter two are Norwegian bands, and the third is from Sweden!

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Om Ulf Backstrøm (7105 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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