|1.||Vaer Stjernar Vaerdan|
|3.||Mijn Laezt Wourd|
|6.||I Nattens Stilta|
|7.||Bluot Fuër Bluot|
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1 Review for 'Falkenbach - Åsa''Åsa'
The decline of a once great band!
The first two Falkenbach albums were incredibly unique, and essential in continuation of the Pagan Black Metal sound that Bathory created between "Blood Fire Death" (1988) and "Hammerheart" (1990). After the third album, the band started to shift towards the more folk-oriented sound. Even though this didn't ruin the uniqueness of the band in any way, it somehow made the sound less magical and epic.
This album is much the same as the past few albums. It's all fine and well, but at some points (like the second song, "Wulfarweijd"), the album turns into a very cheesy Power / Speed Metal album!
Another point is the other half of songs, like "Mijn Laezt Wourd", which continue Bathory's sound in the less usual way. As I said, the early albums of this band were essential follow-ups to the Pagan Black Metal sound of "Blood Fire Death", but in albums like this, it seems that he tried to continue the more Progressive and Folk / Classical sound of albums like "Twilight of the Gods" (1991).
Even though I'm a big fan of "Twilight of the Gods" and other more Progressive albums, I don't find this album as a good copy of that sound. Of course, not all of the songs are fully Prog like the first and third tracks. "Bronzen Embrace" is a pure Old School Black Metal throwback.
I usually prefer the mid-pace or the doomy slow songs on albums like this, but weirdly, I seem to find the faster songs of the album more interesting. The best song of the album is by far "Stikke Wound", which has a fantastic intense riff and vocal approach.
The problem with this album is probably the increased number of songs with a folk-oriented sound and clean vocals. Usually this band used to do those types of performances very rarely, and balanced with the Black Metal songs. There are way too many folk chants here!