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Review: Heulend Horn - Fragments from the 13th Century
Heulend Horn
Fragments from the 13th Century

Label: Furias Records
Year released: 2013
Duration: 42:09
Tracks: 9
Genre: Viking Metal


Review online: December 9, 2015
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3/5 (60%) (3 Votes)

Well, this takes me back. I reviewed this band's first album, The Saga of the Draugr, like 12 years ago, back when I was new to the ?Crypt. I didn't think that album was very good, and this didn't seem like the kind of band that would last, but here I see this is their third album. As with a lot of these bands, it is really just a couple of guys who keep putting out music no matter what anyone says.

I am glad to say this is much improved. Fragments from the 13th Century is much more focused, with a good guitar sound, good riffs, and decent raspy vocals accented with the odd flute sound, acoustic bit, or clean chants in the background. This is much more blasty than I remember their debut being, and overall this reminds me favorably of old Forefather albums like The Fighting Man. Epic Viking/Black metal with a lot of scope and ambition, this is definitely worth looking into.

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