Release date: 6 June 2014
Style: Atmospheric folk metal, Atmospheric black metal

Rating:

8.4 | 114 votes

Owners:

65 have it
15 want it


01. Children Of The Mist
02. Aura
03. The Awakening
04. Farewell
05. Pillars Of The Earth

Top 20 albums of 2014: 6

Lyrics (5)

Staff pick by
R'Vannith

14.06.2014 The word "authentic" comes to mind when listening to Saor's sophomore album, which is written and performed by Andy Marshall for the most part, aside from some guest accompaniment. This is an atmospheric black metal album which convincingly incorporates Celtic instrumentation and vocals, all composed in five fairly lengthy songs. It's creative efforts like this which keep the folk metal genre well and truly alive.

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Góral - 09.04.2014 at 15:26  
Rating: 8 Children Of The Mist:


Alex Fenger - 12.06.2014 at 00:25  
Rating: 8 Pretty fuckin solid follow up to Roots. Quite enjoying this
Rulatore - 16.06.2014 at 04:55  
Rating: 9 This album is awesome
Schnabeltier 24 - 17.06.2014 at 15:19  
Rating: 8 A beautiful album.
And the songwriting has really improved since the first album !
Ag Fox - 17.06.2014 at 18:33  
Rating: 8 Wow... it's been quite a few years since I've heard anything fresh from the folk metal scene!
oshgar - 17.06.2014 at 22:06  
  Really enjoyed this, a perfect blend of black metal and Celtic Folk, not too much of either.
Masonics - 05.07.2014 at 08:43  
Rating: 10 Holy moley what is this?! A gift send from the scottish landscape itself! Breathtaking is all i have to say. My fav black-folk combo to date. Love that tin whistle, the production is good, the gruff and clean vocals are sick, the drumming is fast paced and creative, the guitar is thick but warm, and a dash of scottish heritage on top... Has to be a contender for AOTY surely.

Fav song: Farewell
IronAngel - 06.07.2014 at 13:22  
  Could be better if the mix wasn't so irritating. Vocals are way too far in the back, and something (perhaps about the drum-guitar dynamics?) makes it seem as if the volume fluctuates at times for no reason.
Lethrokai - 10.07.2014 at 17:30  
 
Written by IronAngel on 06.07.2014 at 13:22

Could be better if the mix wasn't so irritating. Vocals are way too far in the back, and something (perhaps about the drum-guitar dynamics?) makes it seem as if the volume fluctuates at times for no reason.

With you on this one. I'm personally fine with where vocals are in the mix, but when the drumming's got so many cymbals crashing about, it muddies the production to have it so far in the foreground.
Deon101 - 15.07.2014 at 22:37  
  I wish the quality of the album was a little better
FotisKanios - 31.08.2014 at 12:04  
Rating: 8 Incredible album - a gift to all of us from scotland .
Dark†SymphonY - 24.11.2014 at 21:35  
Rating: 8 There's a rawness to this sound which put off a little when listening, but otherwise a fantastic atmospheric folk album. Those mysterious folk passages in the music are
Czerny Reiter - 25.11.2014 at 00:36  
Rating: 7
Written by Lethrokai on 10.07.2014 at 17:30

With you on this one. I'm personally fine with where vocals are in the mix, but when the drumming's got so many cymbals crashing about, it muddies the production to have it so far in the foreground.


This. I really like the album, but I haven't been able to give it a round rating due to a certain overwhelming sound wall during the more intense moments that I feel gets in the way of enjoying it more and detracts from the whole experience.
no one - 26.11.2014 at 06:49  
Rating: 7 This is a very nice album, love the Scottish landscape atmosphere feeling it gives
Bad English - 10.12.2014 at 19:48  
  I hope this album is nominated to MS awards
Here was also great atmo folkey sound , good one, good band
Erik M. - 10.12.2014 at 22:38  
Rating: 7 Pretty good, but the sound does get rather repetitive (mainly the folk elements). I guess I'm more of a folk black fan (Windir for instance) rather than a black folk fan (such as this).
Korah - 11.12.2014 at 04:20  
Rating: 7 Nice album, but the Folk side is too present for me, and the production is average.

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