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Review: Fellwarden - Legend: Forged in Defiance
Fellwarden
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Legend: Forged in Defiance

Label: Eisenwald
Year released: 2024
Duration: 56:28
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal

Rating:
4/5


Review online: July 7, 2024
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Third album for this side-project of Frank Allain from Fen, who bills himself as "The Watcher" in case we didn't get that he's into Summoning. There is definitely some DNA from late-period Summoning in this, but also a lot of other moody stuff like Saor or Druadan Forest. This has a harder edge than last time out, with a lot more heaviness and guitar-focused songwriting mixed in with the epic keys and soundscapes. It sounds a good bit more like later Graveland this time, and it does a lot to bring this album to life over the more mellow previous works like Wreathed in Mourncloud. I can't say this is a classic, and it took a bit to really grow on me, but it is definitely worth checking out.

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