TITLE: Fortress of Primal Grace
ARTIST: Vallendusk
GENRE: Epic/ Atmospheric Black Metal
YEAR: 2018
COUNTRY: Indonesia
LABEL: Northern Silence Productions

Three years after their last album Homeward Path the Indonesians, Vallendusk return with their third full length Fortress of Primal Grace. The record will be officially published on March 30th under Northern Silence Productions (to which my heartfelt thanks go for sending me the material to review it) in a limited edition of only 1000 copies. The album consists of seven tracks and opening the dance we find The Presence, which immediately a very clear idea of ​​what the band wants to propose, riffs very melodic but at the same time pushed, often interspersed with clean parts that alternate between guitar and synth to dampen the whole and not make the length of the song seem too heavy, succeeding in perfection in their intent since the song is really very engaging, passing from the initial storm blast beat and riff fired up to the quiet of acoustic guitars , synths that alternate between the atmospheric and the electronic until the battery that seems to reopen the doors for a new storm. A special feature of this album is that you can find a lot of influences, which is quite difficult in this genre. Even the bass that does not cover the rest of the instruments is very well balanced, and indeed, in tracks like In Reverie and Eons, a more protagonist role is carved out with well-studied and impacting laps.
a song that can hit a lot even the most fussy when it comes to black metal is definitely Coronation, a very dynamic song as varied, which also gives space to vocals vocals almost “Power Metal” that touch more than epic to the song accompanied by keyboards and melodies of guitars. In the end, the years pass but the Vallendusk seems to still have a lot to say and they know very well how to do it, an album able to make you wander with the mind from beginning to end with songs that run away without boring.

VOTE: 90/100

 

TRACKLIST:

  1. The Presences
  2. In Reverie
  3. Coronation
  4. At The  Heart of The Storm
  5. Eons
  6. Higher Ground
  7. The Shield

 

LINE UP:

Derick Prawira – Drums

Danang Sugianto – Guitar

Valendino Mithos – Guitar

Rizky – Voice

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