Vallenfyre – Splinters

Hello ladies and gentlemen. Today we review a death metal album. This week my friend Kaze, who is also the founder of this blog, gave me a call and talked to me about this death metal band. He said that we should check them out and so i did. Well i have to thank him for that. Vallenfyre is simply a supergroup. I can’t think of any other way to describe it. Here is the line up: Gregor Mackintosh (Paradise Lost), Hamish Glencross (My Dying Bride), Scoot (Doom), Adrian Erlandsson (At The Gates, Cradle of Filth, Brujeria). ”Splinters” is the band’s second full length album. Eleven songs are included in this album. This has been quite an experience for me because this album took me back to the early 90’s. We ‘ re dealing with a raw, old-school death metal album. It will remind you of bands like Entombed, Dismember and Grave. You can also find some parts that will bring you to mind ”Lost Paradise” or ”Gothic”. Wait till you hear those riffs and those huge basslines. Take ”Scabs” for example. You can find some old Paradise Lost in there. As for for the drums, what can one say about the drums? Adrian Erlandsson has simply played with the best. The Production is excellent. It sounds old-school as it sounds modern. I am really ashamed to say that until recently i had no idea that this band existed. I mean i grew up listening to At the Gates, Paradise Lost and My Dying Bride. These were some of my favorite bands. As for this album i feel grateful to these people that they joined forces and created such a masterpiece. Definitely recommended for fans of Entombed, Grave, Autopsy, At the Gates, Lock Up. So if you’ re a fan of the bands listed above do yourself a favour and listen to ”Splinters”.


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