SLECHTVALK - A FORLORN THRONE
WHIRLWIND RECORDS / GORDEON MUSIC
Metal To Infinity
is already a leading country concerning extreme metal bands, but there is a huge
ovement in the underground scene, and bands are eagerly waiting to rise up and
mark their stamp on the Dutch Metal Scene.
One of the leading underground acts is Slechtvalk, and their new, already
fourth full length album, will confirm their talent and passion to establish
wise, we can place this band in the black metal scene, with a melodic edge and,
perhaps the most important one, a lot of folk weaved into the songs.
Black metal with Folk? Hughg ?? Well, indeed, and this band is capable to
bring a diversified scale of songs with a total duration of +60 minutes, without
remorse. They are mean, vicious, heavy yet melodic, and the riffs of the songs
are at some moments really breathtaking!
of Slechtvalk is Shamgar, who recorded the first album as a one-man band, or at
that time, project. ‘Falconry’
was the title of the debut, and now, ten years later, we can say that the debut
evolved through the years without losing any component of the original idea. The
music is still in the same style, the members came and went, but Shamgar
remained stubborn and heady to finish his ultimate dream. I believe that ‘A Forlorn Throne’ will approach his quest!
From opener ‘Forsaken’ till ‘Vengeance of a Scorned King’, you will
explore a lot of cool riffs, awesome vocal lines and a concrete rhythm section.
album takes you by the throat, and gets better and better after a few spins.
I wonder how they bring this masterpiece live, as I haven’t seen them
on stage yet. One thing is for sure, if they play in our area, I’ll be the
first to buy a ticket! People from Holland can be proud to have an act like this,
and I do hope that, when they emerge from the underground, that they stay loyal
to the original ideas, as this is the power that lifts this band to unknown
My rating: 92 / 100 (Review by Patrick De Sloover)
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