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Release date: 25 November 2005
Style: Viking folk metal


8.4 | 145 votes


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01. Heathen Foray
02. ...Of Forests Unknown...
03. Hávamál
04. Roman Land
05. Heralder
06. Læknishendr
07. Walkiesjar
08. Skirnir
09. Gjallar [bonus]

Lyrics (8)

Markus "Vratyas Vakyas" Tümmers - vocals, guitars, keyboards

Session musicians
Patrick "Hagalaz" Damiani - guitars, acoustic guitars, keyboards
Philip "Tyrann" Breuer - vocals
Michel "Boltthorn" Spithoven - drums

Additional info
Re-recorded and mixed during August/September 2005 at Tidalwave Studio - Karlsruhe by Patrick Damiani and Vratyas Vakyas.
Mastered at 29-96-Mastering - Karlsruhe by Robin Schmidt and Patrick Damiani.

Layout by Philip Breuer.

On LP the bonus track is placed at the end of side A.

Staff review by

This is quite impressive I must say, I wasn't expecting such a varied album with so many elements to grab. Heralding The Fireblade is an awesome album with opposite songs distributed all over the place, they share in common one thing, the epic feel that only Falkenbach can give to them. This record includes all the elements you loved from the previous 3 albums from Falkenbach, acoustic guitars, moody keyboards, clean singing, group chanting, blackened screams, rapid riffing, etc.

published 07.02.2006 | Comments (7)

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musicalkaratekid - 21.09.2012 at 16:06  
Rating: 7 Good album but not without its flaws. The clean vocals are really weak and the first three tracks are especially very disappointing, but the rest of the album more than makes up for this. 'Walkiesjar' and 'Heralder' are especially very good because of the narrative work and folk instrumentation.

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