US atmospheric black/folk metal band FELLED’s debut album is out now!

The Felled album astonished many with its emotional depth and maturity, that too only on the debut release. The rave reviews from all over are a testament to that. It showcases rare sincerity and warmth, which is rare nowadays in an increasingly sterile environment. The album is now out and can be streamed in full on both YOUTUBE and BANDCAMP.

PRESS –

– “one of the sleeper hits of the year” – Black Metal Daily (Australia)

– “I was already reserving a spot in my AOTY list for it” – No Clean Singing (US)

– “an excellent debut from a band that already has won over my undying devotion” – Meat Mead Metal (US) PICK OF THE WEEK

-“a song that borrows to Doom/Death some melancholic and weighing influences” –Acta Infernalis (France) 95/100

– “This album is glorious” – The Killchain (UK)

-“enjoy a moment of nature and feel its folkloric cold, loaded with winter roots that will remind you of wooded passages full of symbolic stories’  –  Metal Addiction Zine (U.K) 9/10

– “a truly outstanding album” – Metal Temple (Greece) 9/10

-“Nothing less than a remarkable album to sink into again and again.” –Metal.de (Germany) 9/10

-“the album with another demonstration of strength and fierceness, as well as a more catchy and melodic chorus”  –  Dioses Del Metal (Spain) 9/10

-“Expansive and incredibly powerful” – Distorted Sound Mag (U.K) 9/10

-“a stunning album” – Musipedia of Metal (U.K) 9/10

-“a superior black metal act” – Angry Metal Guy (U.S) 3/5

– “an absolute delight” –Head-Banger Reviews (US)

-“a  very  great  sounding  folk”  –  Ocult Black Metal Zine 8/10

-“it is filled with sorrow and melancholy as well as forceful metal elements” – Flying Fiddlesticks Music Blog

-“A fascinating piece that will talk to your inner-self” – Rock Music Raider (U.S) 8/10

-“an interesting and definitely worth listening to album” – Stormbringer (Austria) 3.5/5

-“Such a lovely album, the less refined edge really makes it sound more real and Felled truly excel at combining beauty and beastliness.”  –  GBHBL  (U.K) 7.5/10

-“the avant garde of Extreme Metal music” – Metal Addicts

-“a very cool sounding atmospheric black metal” – Extreme Metal Maniac Blog

-“It is the beautiful, hurtful and longing that stands as the identity” – Heavy Metal (Norway) 7.5/10

-“it’s really mesmerizing, enjoyable stuff”  –  Teeth of Divine (U.S)

-“the masterpiece scream” – All Around Metal (Italy) 4/5

-“a very strong album” – Wings of Death (Netherlands)

– “a head turner” – Two Guys Metal Reviews (U.S)

Felled (US) – The Intimate Earth (July 2nd, 2021)

Genre – Folk/Black Metal
Release Date – July 2ndh, 2021
Record Label – Transcending Obscurity Records

For fans of – early Ulver, Agalloch, Saor, Primordial, Fen, Drudkh, Falls of Rauros, Windfaerer, Kampfar 

US band Felled have created breathtaking music melding black metal with folk elements and lending to it rare depth and warmth. The inclusion of instruments such as violin and viola is masterfully done and is used almost as the main instrument here. The soulful music emanating from them is truly heart-rending and enhances the expression of this kind of black metal without diminishing the intensity. There’s not a dull moment on this 40-min record, with there being brilliant interplay between the guitar and the violin and viola, the arrangements being taut and with no section overstaying its welcome. It wouldn’t be too much of a stretch to call this record a near perfect one in the subgenre, and one that stays with you long after it’s over, its lingering tunes beckoning you to give yet another spin. There’s unparalleled elegance, remarkable dynamism and above all, the genuine quality of a band that’s creating music from the heart without any affectation.

Line up –
Isamu Sato (ex-YOBOmnihility) – Bass
Brighid Wagner (Poet) – Violin, Viola, Backing Vocals
Jenn Grunigen (Cerridwen) – Drums, Vocals
Cavan Wagner (Poet) – Vocals, Guitars

Artwork by Adam Burke (ImperialistVorga)
Layout by Francesco Gemelli (Master)

Track listing –

1. Ember Dream
2. Fire Season on the Outer Rim
3. The Rite of Passage
4. Sphagnum in the Hinterlands
5. The Salt Binding 

Official Video Stream

Felled Bandcamp

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