A trip to the auld lang syne!
Wolcensmen is the alter ego of the guy from Winterfylleth, Sir Dan Capp (who have worked on logos and made all the layouts of Burzum since Varg Vikernes got out the jail) comprising of a style that is the cousin of black metal which in his case is a mix of Ambient, Etherial and Folk music in the runic Anglisc heathen tradition.
This sophomore album presents 11 songs clocking in at almost 50 minutes of a trip to the forests unknown.
Making an intelligent variation of acoustic, electronic, sung and/or instrumental Fire In The White Stone is a step ahead in the style.
The two first songs Foreboden followed by A gainsaying are segues (which means that one is continuation of another, roughly speaking). Putting up masculine and feminine vocalizations, this seriously sounds like real music from the forest. Forefathers are really surprised by this homage.
The instrumental and marvelous Maidens of the Rimeland with its repetitive oneiric sound it’s perfection.
By its turn the sung part of Sprig to Spear hurls one to the traditional British songs we use to hear in films, but with a sad vibe. Second to none. The song also resounds like a mix of Bathory’s Man of Iron, Song to Hall up High and The lake. At the same time. Crazy!
Of course there are a lot of good songs in this album. For die-hards of Storm, Bathory (non-metal songs), Burzum (non-metal songs), Hagalaz Runedance, Wardruna, Ivar Bjørnson & Einar Selvik.
Fire In The White Stone is going to be released by Indie Recordings on September 20th.