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.
Beautiful atmospheric black metal. These guys are incredibly melodic, but still maintain a dark and bleak feel to the music. I hadn't heard OF feature any clean vocals before and they are the highlights of the album. This is easily a top 10 album of 2013 for me.
Favorite track: Boiling Heart Of The North.
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.