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  • André Snyde Lopes

    I very much liked a lot of Dustwalker, despite some songs being overly long and the less than stellar production. It was a very relaxed record. After reading the review I am pretty stoked to listen to this one.

    • Madam__X

      I had hoped that when I returned to Dustwalker in preparation for this review that it would sit better but still no luck.

      The artwork for Carrion Skies definitely suits the album, so perfectly moody.

    • The Malediction Fields got an improved artwork in the vinyl releases I’ve seen recently. If I can get my grubby hands on one of those without having to put a mortgage on my apartment just to pay for shipping and handling I will for sure.

  • Alexandre Barata

    Amazing album! And Code666 label is getting some of the most interesting albums this last handfull of months with this one, Saille’s and Horizon Ablaze’s.

  • Schmitzel

    Due in most part to AMG I’ve grown almost obsessive of post-black metal recently. I must say that it’s nice to see a new release that doesn’t feature the trademark “tunnel howling” vocals.

    Awesome review, Madam!

    • Madam__X

      Thanks for the read! :)

  • Great review! Totally agree on the improvement over Dustwalker. They sound renewed.

    • Madam__X

      Renewed is a good way to put it, I agree.

  • Carlos Marrickvillian

    Nice review, the sample tune is very engaging and contradistinctive, is a very underused adjective!
    I’ve not got around to Fen’s work yet, this sounds like a good starting point. I love a few of those records you mention in particular shadowplay… I’m very late to the party with Half Blood, I only just got around to it a few months ago..and god damn it would be one of my favourites this year, It’s a late night headphone masterpiece.

    • Madam__X

      Good starting point indeed!

      That’s when I get stuck into Horseback too – Half Blood is probably one of my alltime fav albums :)

  • Doomdeathrosh

    I was really looking forward to this album! Its nice to see Fen evolve a notch…Great review Madam and thank you for reminding me that I need to start saving!

  • Carlos Marrickvillian

    One other thing is there a Primordial review about to drop?

    • Doomdeathrosh

      Cant wait for that!

  • Feytalist

    I never really got into Dustwalker either, but Epoch blew me away when I first heard it.

    Looking at the review, it looks like I will like this one. One more thing for the Christmas wishlist :D

  • Wilhelm

    I’m not overly fond of post-black metal, or whatever you want to call it, but this sounds much more Agalloch-esque. I like it.