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.
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This album is just full of uplifting and exciting riffs that truly capture the beauty of Caledonia, and the feelings one experiences whilst traversing the rugged landscape. Genuinely one of the most important albums and bands in my life 🤘 thomasmac
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There's something magical about Of Breath and Bone.
There are those times that I want to listen to music but it seems like I just can't find the right song... Until a song from this album shows up. Abeyance, Fraught, In Parting and The Dream and the Waking especially. Whenever any of those kick in, I just can't bring myself to skip them.
A great album, one I'm sure will accompany me for a very, very long time. Caligosunder