Release date: 6 June 2014
Style: Folk metal, Power metal


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01. Locust Swarm
02. Halls And Chambers
03. Black Moon Rising
04. Scoundrel And The Squire
05. Wasteland
06. In Ruins
07. At The Jester's Ball
08. There's A Crow On The Barrow
09. Dawning Of A Sombre Age
10. Age Of Runes
11. The Priory

Lyrics (11)

Mathias Blad - vocals
Jimmy Hedlund - guitars
Stefan Weinerhall - guitars
Karsten Larsson - drums
Magnus Linhardt - bass

Session musicians
Olof Berggren - flute, harpsichord

Additional info
Recorded: Sonic Train Studios, Varberg.
Producer & mastering: Andy LaRocque.
Engineer: Andy LaRocque & Olof Berggren.
Cover art & photography: Jan Meininghaus & Rickard Moneus.

Staff review by

Black Moon Rising is a surprising turn after Falconer's previous album. Very much in the spirit of their self-titled debut effort, this release signals for galloping power metal over the folk preferences the band have shown us at varied stages over the course of their consistent career.

published 09.06.2014 | Comments (8)

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Wes - 10.03.2014 at 05:40  
Rating: 9 Excellent show case of Jimmy Hedlund's guitar work, some of the most melodic and creative solos out there, and I can say with absolute confidence here is his best work since Northwind. He's uploaded most of them to youtube by now, so head there if you aren't convinced yet.

Next time I hope they keep his guitars louder in the mix, they are frustratingly quiet for their beauty. The album is very riff heavy, with the riffs being louder in some cases than the vocals, and almost always louder than the solos. Song structures and the vocal melodies are not as catchy as previous albums, and I found myself skipping to each solo almost on every track, now forcing myself to go back and actually listen to them all the way through.

That being said, for Falconer fans the album is a must, and for guitar fans as well.
Bad English - 06.06.2014 at 19:16  
  Decend PM, good one, intersting singing, how this guy is singing and write ltrics seems there are no any other PM singer
raveneffect - 28.06.2014 at 06:26  
Rating: 7 Since their first one that I didnt enjoyed this much a Falconer Album. Awesome guitar work here.

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