Thursday, July 28, 2011

Falls Of Rauros - The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood (2011)

Genre: Atmospheric/Folk Black Metal
Country: United States

It's always surprised me how little black metal comes from northern New England. I've lived here all my life and have always thought that it would provide the perfect stage for a sort of counterpart to the Cascadian black metal sound from the geographically opposite side of the country. There is one band, though, that puts into practice what I've been thinking all this time. Falls Of Rauros have already put out several releases, and with each one they evolve their sound. Featuring Austin Lundr of Panopticon on drums (he is a good friend of the band) and some excellent acoustic and electric riffs to be had this is exactly what this region needs. More bands in northern New Hampshire, Maine and Vermont need to take cues from what is going on here and showcase the fact that what our region offers for inspiration can easily rival anything else going on across the country.

As of now, The Light That Dwells In Rotten Wood is available for stream here, and available for purchase here.

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