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Fallensun - The Wake Of The Fall



8 | 65 votes |
Release date: 25 February 2021
Style: Melodic death metal

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22 have it
2 want it


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
Lost To Apathy
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: 9
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
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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