October Falls do blackened metal that has both a death metal and a folk feel in places. It makes sense when heard. This is very polished; there is no rawness in the presentation. I like the use of short acoustic segments to create transitions. This will appeal to most fans of mid-tempo atmospheric black metal.
Favorite track: The Verge Of Oblivion.
OCTOBER FALLS returns with "The Plague Of A Coming Age", a deeply melancholic, emotive journey through eras gone and yet to come, an ominous album from the soil and of the soil, seeped in the blood of fallen ancestors, paying homage to their struggles, celebrating their honour and acknowledging their sacrifice – the ultimate redemption. At once nostalgic and harrowing, "The Plague Of A Coming Age" narrates ancient, historic events in OCTOBER FALLS' inimitable, organic style... exquisitely sonorous, subtly aggressive and always divinely melodic. Nourishment for the subconscious, medicine for the soul, a remedy for the ills of aeons unknown, yet felt. Time scars the flesh; these marks are passed from generation to generation, carrying the wisdom that lives in us all.
supported by 61 fans who also own “The Plague Of A Coming Age”
I don't really like black metal much. But... this is pitched far enough from the archetypes of the genre that I can actually enjoy it as the beautiful piece of progressive metal that it is. Lethologica82
supported by 60 fans who also own “The Plague Of A Coming Age”
The best place for this album to be played is when you're in a plane that's lifting off. I did this yesterday and well, let me just say, this album heightens every bone in your body to just ascend into space. saleethane