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!