Label: Century Media - 8764-2 • Format: CD Album • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Doom Metal, Death Metal
Vallenfyre were literally born of death, when Paradise Lost guitarist Gregor Mackintosh lost his father to cancer and found himself coping with the Mit Verliebten Augen Gesehn - Various - Das Goldene Operetten Archiv • 41 process by writing songs utilizing the formative death, doom, and crust metal building blocks that inspired him as a youth -- and which his father always supported.
Given the aforementioned influences, it should go without saying that very little here resembles the Paradise Lost of recent years; in fact, one would have to go back to said band's first album and preceding demos to encounter anything like these grime-encrusted riffs and high-speed double kick drums, never mind Mackintosh 's viciously guttural growl.
These ingredients are combined with devastatingly brutal, intentionally low-rent results for the likes of "Ravenous Whore," "Humanity Wept," and "As the World Collapses," but the dark clouds part ever so slightly during melodious solos sprinkled throughout and particularly across tracks like "Desecration," "Seeds," "The Divine Have Fled," etc.
Still, this is hardly the domain of sonic sophistication or educated wordplay, and one has to sift through the muddy riffs and distorted melodies as if heard through a cracked and filthy windowpane of deliberately paced cuts like "A Thousand Martyrs," "My Black Siberia," and "The Grim Irony" to find clues of Mackintosh and friends' more famous bands. However, the bottom line is that A Fragile King fulfills its stated goals -- both as a personal therapeutic exercise for Mackintosh and entertaining throwback to more innocent times.
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Track Listing. All Will Suffer. Gregor Mackintosh. Ravenous Whore. Cathedral of Dread. As All Will Suffer - Vallenfyre - A Fragile King World Collapses. A Thousand Martyrs.
Humanity Wept. My Black Siberia. The Divine Have Fled. The Grim Irony. All Will Suffer Gregor Mackintosh. Desecration Gregor Mackintosh. Ravenous Whore Gregor All Will Suffer - Vallenfyre - A Fragile King . Cathedral of Dread Gregor Mackintosh. As the World Collapses Gregor Mackintosh. A Thousand Martyrs Gregor Mackintosh.
Seeds Gregor Mackintosh. Humanity Wept Gregor Mackintosh. My Black Siberia Gregor Mackintosh. The Grim Irony Gregor Mackintosh.
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