Falloch – ‘This Island, Our Funeral’ (2014)
Release: 22 September 2014
Label: Candlelight Records
With such an album cover, phew, that could be nothing more but some new age band. Didn’t we teach you never to judge a good CD by its cover? Well, now we did teach you never to judge a good CD by its cover.
Falloch started in 2010 and with their first part of this two part debut album they wiped away any competition. You have no other option but to listen and love. This album is as bombastic as it’s atmospheric. Falloch explores the darker side of their performance, of life itself.
At first, I wished to review another album, one that reminds me of my lover from whom I’m often separated. Yet, my review partner Yvette bested me for that particular album, and I went for Falloch instead. Now, sitting here at the sofa of my lover’s best friend and watching them game some computer game (which is not my cup of tea) it’s time to listen, feel emotional (which is a positive thing in this matter) and mesmerise about love…
Is that a bad thing? Oh no indeed! I’ve heard few streams of metal in my short period of reviewing for Folk.nl, and I must say: with the first song you desire to listen to this album. I’m craving for more already, and I haven’t heard the full song yet.
These songs are beautiful, atmospheric. Describe life through all its hardships and are touching the soul in such a fashion it leaves you calm and somewhat of a fragile state. It isn’t just about listening, you live this album as though you live life itself, from the raging battle to the sanctuary of the end of life… or the beginning of a new adventure?
- For Life
- For Uir
- I Shall Build Mountains