WINDFAERER
"TENEBROSUM"
HAMMERHEART RECORDS

WINDFAERER is a Black / Folk Metal band hailing from New Jersey. These guys have
put out three prior releases with "TENBROSUM" being the fourth. This release is also
their first for
HAMMERHEAR RECORDS. The band has sound that reminds me of the
more Norwegian Black Metal bands and even some of the German and Greek Black Metal
bands. If they were a straight up Black Metal band, then this is definitely where they
would fit. The fact that they add in lots Folk Metal influences and atmospheres is why
they have that Norwegian feel as well. The Black Metal elements are done in a cold and
harsh way that takes you back to the early days of Black Metal music. There are a lot of
bands from back in my cassette trading days that kept popping up like
MANIAC
BUTCHER, DEATHSPELL OMEGA, IMMORTAL, SILVA NIGRA, EMPEROR,
ENSLAVED
& BORKNAGAR. Then they mix in the atmospheric Folk Metal and bands
like
ARCTURUS, VINTERSORG, FALKENBACH, THYRFING &
MOONSORROW
all come to mind. The vocals are done in a mid ranged harsh Black
Metal type growl / scream combination. The music was very cold, harsh and atmospheric
all at once I felt like I was floating out at sea in the dead of winter on a Viking boat headed
out to battle. It is so hard to believe these guys are from New Jersey. I could see these
guys playing the Pagan Fest and fitting in with ease. This is another must have for fans of
any or all the above bands mentioned!

www.WINDFAERER.com

                                                                                                    - Reviewed by Burt Wolf