FOREFATHER "Steadfast"

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FOREFATHER "Steadfast"
  • Album: Steadfast
  • Year: 2008
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  • United Kingdom

Within over 10 years of activity, Athelstan and Wulfstan have now come to the point of releasing their fifth chapter. The essential guideline for the two was mixing the Epic Folk dimension with the traditional Black Metal. Some of the albums were fully inspired, while others were not so much. What I can say here is that the new material confused me. After listening to it twice, I had the impression that FOREFATHER enhanced the Heavy dimension, based on virtuosity. I am now listening to it for the fifth time, and I can assure you that "Steadfast" is a Pagan Epic Heavy Metal little jewel, composed by 11 distinct tracks oscillating between linear rapidity and bombastic Epic sequences, aroused by imposing martial choirs, plenty of melody and medieval atmosphere. It is not an outstanding album, but one that carried the FOREFATHER trademark - meaning it is a high quality product. More dynamic than "The Fighting Man", for example, or even "Ours is The Kingdoms", I can state that the English men follow the MANOWAR aura, and are now a Pagan Metal version of the well-known veteran band.