Appalachian Winter... This is an artist that straight up embodies Metal. Though this is the first album I have collected from them, I can tell from the entirety of the project that it is not simply "black metal" nor is it a single genre in any style. Symphonic? Yes. Black Metal? Yes. Power Metal? Yes. Epic Metal!? Yes! HATRED? CHECK! (Dethklok reference). This whole journey this album provides is astounding, bountiful, and amazing. It will almost wear you out if you try to listen to the whole thing in one setting. This is a creation that a lot of energy has been poured into and one can hear it within each track.
From The Cosmos To The Mountains is a saga of Metal that will take you from the deep black to the sunspired edges of the land. It was hard to showcase one track alone however I have selected Essence Condensing From Fury not for the name alone but that it is a mighty track on its own. And like this showcase selection, let us not forget that it takes each part of this album to work, just as you and I may not know the album we belong to yet we play our own tunes. Go into this week knowing that not all will listen to your song however there will always be fans and followers even if unbeknownst to you. / ,,/
Essence Condensing From Fury
Fire - creating, molding, shaping,
Cosmos - descendant, ascendant, transcendent,
From one the other explodes.
Firehewn is all - the heavens above; the Earth below.
Condensation forms as cosmos from fire;
Ashes of creation to forever re-enflame.
Firehewn is all - the essence of this world
And all others.
Firehewn is all - the essence of our heavens;
The essence of time itself.
From fury is come that which has built the heavens and this earth.
THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal