Empyrean Plague... Here is an artist that embodies power. The energy and fire I feel from this album is a rarity, reminding me of Barrowlands and Gwynbleidd in style and prowess. It is haunting, wild, a raging storm. The showcase track, and album named, "Ancestral Embers Shall Burn" is a mighty entity, alongside the other pieces that make up a sundering and strong album. This to the fury grow and swell, resonating with a primordial weight. (The last two minutes is absolutely astounding)
This is what this week needs. As winter draws near and death grips the earth may we gather round the hearth and remember the old ways, the ancient things before us. The great struggle that enables us to move forward, a pact made with blood and sorrow, paid by all in the end, and all who came. Stoke the fires of your soul and renew that fire as this year dies, readying ourselves to emerge next year like the mighty phoenix.
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THE MAD BARRON
The Source Of The Metal