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Duskmourn - Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns

8.2 | 221 votes |
Release date: 19 June 2021
Style: Folk metal, Melodic death metal


55 have it
16 want it

01. Fallen Kings And Rusted Crowns
02. The Sleeping Tide
03. Deathless
04. Blood Of The Forest
05. Mountain Heart
06. Among The Ruins
07. In The Chamber Of Incantation
08. The Harbinger

Top 20 albums of 2021: 10

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Dream Taster
Yup, this is that album. You know the yearly album that comes out of virtually nowhere to take over the world. 2021 needed this.

published 17.07.2021 | Comments (4)

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18.06.2021 - 19:21
Rating: 10
Grouch Douglas
This album is a damn masterpiece! In a year when Melodic Death has been severely lacking, this and the new Alustrium are a breath of fresh air.
19.06.2021 - 14:59
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Tage Westerlund
Good solid melodic black metal in folk metal as side influence, mountains are burning, I wanna go
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23.06.2021 - 18:31

Most songs sound essentially like a slightly more aggressive and epic form of Amorphis to me. I think Amorphis is a bit too tame for my metal tastes so that works for me, I prefer this album as a whole to any single album Amorphis has ever put out. A limited portion of the album has elements that would be suited for those who would like to hear a more melodic/epic version of Windir in a much less blackened state. The Windir worship is readily apparent in "In the Chamber of Incantation" where they (I'm sure purposefully) repurposed the near exact main riff from my favorite Windir song, "Svartesmeden Og Lundamyrstrollet." Folk metal isn't really one of my favorite subgenres and I've spun this more times than any other folk metal album of recent memory so I suspect fans of that subgenre will be extremely pleased. I know this is random but I really like the production in regards to the level of the toms, they really hit. I'm torn between an 8 and 9, if this album was only the best handful of tracks it would easily be a 9 but there are a few tracks that I think are good but weaker (ex, "The Sleeping Tide," "Among the Ruins")

Current favorite tracks- Deathless (very clear Saor "Forgotten Paths" influence) and In The Chamber of Incantation
26.06.2021 - 01:03
Rating: 7
A Nice Guy
Very impressive album! Best melodeath I've heard this year so far! the most enjoyable at least. I love the melodies it provides, with endless catchy riffs, and I like the epic, folky sound, which sounds very much like Amorphis, and also similar style to Windir, and a less Blackened version of Shylmagoghnar. A mix of all those bands, but just not quite with the same quality.

I will have to check out their previous release if it sounds anything like this?
26.06.2021 - 05:26
Rating: 7

Written by chomskeet on 23.06.2021 at 18:31

Most songs sound essentially like a slightly more aggressive and epic form of Amorphis to me.

This is enough for me to listen to this band
27.06.2021 - 20:05
Rating: 7
Dark Horizons

Good album but nothing more. Sound and atmosphere are of my taste, but songs are all very similar and less inspired than the 2 previous releases.
For me their best album is still Legends.
We are just a moment in time
A blink of an eye
A dream for the blind
Visions from a dying brain
I hope you don't understand
20.07.2021 - 14:03
Rating: 8

In The Chamber Of Incantation sounds like something from a Windir album.
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20.07.2021 - 20:04
Rating: 8
(o> . <o> )

Solid album, I like it a lot. Nice blend of melo death, black and folk, as aforementioned. I'd personally rate it 7.5. In The Chamber Of Incantation might be my favourite track, hmm.
22.07.2021 - 17:08
Rating: 8

Written by boo-boo on 20.07.2021 at 14:03

In The Chamber Of Incantation sounds like something from a Windir album.

Yeah, main melody is almost exactly "Svartesmeden og Lundamyrstrollet". Looks like a tribute.
22.08.2021 - 16:26
Rating: 8

The folk bit ruin it a bit for me from it being an otherwise really good melodic death metal album. I felt the folk bits were not too inspiring. On the other hand the melodeath riffs were mind blowing. I also love the slightly blackened touch to blood of the forest. Overall a really good album.
Leeches everywhere.
07.09.2021 - 06:49
Rating: 8

Really dug the usage of riffs especially on In The Chamber Of Incantation
15.09.2021 - 18:18
Rating: 9

How did I miss this band and that too from my favourite genre?....Now after finishing this I have to clear those 2 backlogs. This is fantastic album.
In the beginning I was made of clay. Then I bit the apple and they changed me to metal 🤘
28.09.2021 - 23:40
Rating: 9

Serious album of the year contender. It feels like this was made just for me, fantastic
28.10.2021 - 06:57
Rating: 9

I'll admit that when I first heard that little Karate Kid flute I was worried but fortunately this album doesn't sacrifice quality for originality. It's 100% a metal album. Not sure anybody was begging for a dash of folk with their metal but, somehow, Duskmourn pulled it off without things sounding forced or out-of-place. This release was the first I've heard of this band but it's obvious to my virgin ears that there are dozens of influences (some obscure and some more popular) but nearly all hale from Scandinavia. I'm definitely hearing the same Amorphis and Windir influences others have mentioned but I'd bet money these guys listen to a decent amount of Kalmah, Wintersun, Norther, etc. You can hear it in their sound. Excellent album.
22.03.2022 - 12:26
Rating: 8

Epic and melodic if a little one-dimensional.
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