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Review: Warseid - Where Fate Lies Unbound
Where Fate Lies Unbound

Label: Independent
Year released: 2012
Duration: 30:19
Tracks: 4
Genre: Black/Folk Metal

Rating: 3.5/5

Review online: January 4, 2013
Reviewed by: MetalMike
Readers Rating
Where Fate Lies Unbound

Rated 4/5 (80%) (4 Votes)

Black/Folk Metal from wind-swept Madison, Wisconsin is what we get from Warseid and their 2012 demo, Where Fate Lies Unbound. The basic Black Metal rasps, guitars and drums are augmented with keyboards, flutes, accordion and other folk instruments. There's quite a bit of alternating between fast, aggressive BM and softer, slower Folk parts with clean vocals and undistorted guitars. This gives Warseid a noticeable resemblance to Agalloch. The sound is kind of thin; especially with all the varied elements rolling around in it, but as this is a demo, that isn't really surprising. The drums are papery and the guitars don't reach out and grab you by the throat. The songs are ambitious, though, ("Farewell" clocks in at 11:08) and Warseid do achieve a decent level of "epicness." Where Fate Lies Unbound isn't going to change the face of Black/Folk Metal but it should be strong enough to get Warseid serious looks from some quality labels.

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