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Fallensun - The Wake Of The Fall



8 | 79 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2021
Style: Melodic death metal

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01. Enervation
02. The Language, Death, Eternal
03. The Wake Of The Fall
04. Searching The Darkened Skies
05. Beyond The Grave
06. Invisible Light

15.08.2021
Fallensun is a Canadian duo by Axis Disrupt's Taylor Pottle and James Coyle, and The Wake Of The Fall is a wonderful debut filled with melodic death metal that wears a thick black cape to face the winter and the storming winds. Fans of Insomnium, Be'lakor, Eternal Storm, and Opeth should take notice. The music is as cold and blue as the cover art suggests; emotional acoustic passages and string instruments blend with aggressive blastbeats, soulful solos and melodic leads soar over prog-like drumming, and blackened tremolo picking antagonizes chugging and devastating riffs. Incorporating a number of guitar and vocal approaches and tones, the album is bookended by two beautiful instrumentals and features four compelling compositions in between, with the second half of "The Language, Death, Eternal" boasting some of the most compelling music of the year regardless of genre. And clocking in at under 35 minutes, you will find yourself wondering why this album is over so soon every time you play it.

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03.08.2021 - 23:47
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Epic blackened melodic death metal that is super catchy with great riffs.
Can't stop listening to this album
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16.08.2021 - 12:59
Rating: 10
Litvin

Sounds a lot like (old) Inflames+Insomnium+An Abstract Illusion+Be'lakor. Can not stop listen to it.
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17.08.2021 - 19:53
LordFezzington
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Thanks Nik for staff picking this. I'd seen it on a couple of people's lists but hadn't checked it out yet. Have rectified that now. It really is quite good.
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18.08.2021 - 20:38
nikarg
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Written by LordFezzington on 17.08.2021 at 19:53

Thanks Nik for staff picking this. I'd seen it on a couple of people's lists but hadn't checked it out yet. Have rectified that now. It really is quite good.

It was actually sgtrobo who mentioned it in the shoutbox one day and made me check it out. We very often find out about stuff because of you
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21.08.2021 - 02:33
Rating: 8
Spacerunner

Hats off to sgtrobo and nikarg for bringing this gem in.
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21.08.2021 - 20:29
Rating: 9
ChapuLviz

Awesome album! I am not a fan of melodeath, but this is excellent.
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24.08.2021 - 14:46
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Purchased this two months ago, but to be honest, I didn't really remember anymore why until just now. Had to check their Bandcamp and then it crossed my mind again, it was a specific fan comment that had piqued my interest:

"Epic is the best word to describe this. How they managed to fit so much into such a short album is incredible."

Turns out that the person leaving that particular comment on Bandcamp was... sgtrobo.


Whatever they pay you in commission, I'm sure it pays off.
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25.08.2021 - 00:48
Rating: 10
sgtrobo



glad folks are enjoying it. No commission, I'm just a big mouth

nice to see it is doing well in the rankings even if a Between The Buried And Me fanboi decided to torpedo it with a 1/10 rating... *facepalm*
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25.08.2021 - 01:06
Rating: 8
JoHn DoE

Good album, I enjoyed it quite a bit
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28.08.2021 - 12:08
Rating: 6
Mehrad

Am I the only one who didn't care for it ? I thought it was pretty generic.
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28.08.2021 - 15:55
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by Mehrad on 28.08.2021 at 12:08

Am I the only one who didn't care for it ? I thought it was pretty generic.

It depends.
They surely didn't reinvent the wheel and that's why it's just a low 8/10 in my book. But I can see why die-hard fans of the genre may dole out their nines and tens here. After all, it's one of the very best melodeath albums we have seen since 2019 and all the big names have since then simply failed to deliver.

On the other hand, I can also totally see that this may be a snorefest of epic proportions for fans of groove, stoner, prog and sludge. Just as an example, let me listen to the greatest song Sabaton have ever recorded and I will still most likely not be able to "get", enjoy and appreciate it, simply because their genre is the exact opposite of my musical preferences.
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28.09.2021 - 20:32
Rating: 8
Dark Horizons

Ok, they create anything new, but the songwriting is extremely inspired and soulful.
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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
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28.09.2021 - 23:03
Rating: 7
musclassia

Written by Starvynth on 28.08.2021 at 15:55

Written by Mehrad on 28.08.2021 at 12:08

Am I the only one who didn't care for it ? I thought it was pretty generic.

It depends.
They surely didn't reinvent the wheel and that's why it's just a low 8/10 in my book. But I can see why die-hard fans of the genre may dole out their nines and tens here. After all, it's one of the very best melodeath albums we have seen since 2019 and all the big names have since then simply failed to deliver.

On the other hand, I can also totally see that this may be a snorefest of epic proportions for fans of groove, stoner, prog and sludge. Just as an example, let me listen to the greatest song Sabaton have ever recorded and I will still most likely not be able to "get", enjoy and appreciate it, simply because their genre is the exact opposite of my musical preferences.


Missed this reply when it was first posted. Glad to see Eternal Storm still getting the occasional call-out (although I know you're its champion here), of all the melodeath nominees from that year, it's the one that I've gone back to most frequently.

As far as Fallensun goes, I think it's pretty good, but this is a pretty strong year for melodeath, between a lot of big names putting out releases and some interesting newcomers coming through, both very generic (Act Of Denial, As The Sun Falls) and slightly more different (Apallic, arguably Ulthima), and I didn't get much out of this one in comparison. Of the two bands with names relating to the decline of a celestial body that have released generic melodeath debuts in the latter half of 2021 (I'm not sure what the fact that there's more than one entry in that category says about melodeath, or metal in general), I would opt for As The Sun Falls over Fallensun.
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03.10.2021 - 18:46
Rating: 8
Starvynth
i c deaf people
Written by musclassia on 28.09.2021 at 23:03

[...]I would opt for As The Sun Falls over Fallensun.

Yeah, As The Sun Falls are really good. Thanks for the tip, dude!
They remind me a lot of old Insomnium (and Insomnium-clones like Aetherian), Tuomas Saukkonen's various projects and Finnish melodeath in general.

Nevertheless, I like Fallensun a tad more, because in my opinion they deviate at least a little from the oh so typical basic formula of totally generic melodeath. The hoarse vocals and the slight black metal slant somehow appeal a little more to me.
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16.10.2021 - 20:09
Rating: 9
tintinb

That introductory melodic passage is one of the perfect pieces of prologue to an album I have heard this year.
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25.11.2021 - 22:32
Rating: 9
Steiner

Nothing super ground-breaking here but it's still a pretty polished effort, especially for a debut. Just wish it was more than 34 minutes. Looking forward to seeing what these guys do next.

EDIT: After giving this a few more spins it just keeps getting better. The Language, Death, Eternal might be my favorite track of '21.
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23.12.2021 - 23:22
Rating: 10
sgtrobo

Yep, still my melodeath AotY. Melodeath rarely grows on me, but this one does. The songwriting has a bit more going for it than a lot of melodeath I think. The shift at a bit past 5 minutes into Language Death Eternal still gets me
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26.12.2021 - 17:06
Rating: 8
Fred_P

Extremely strong debut. "The Language, Death, Eternal" is a excellent song. The rest of the album is very good. Hoping for a longer second effort from them !
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