Friday, January 27, 2012

Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood

Falls of Rauros - The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood is a heavily folk-infused take on atmospheric black metal. There are hints of Agalloch and it has the same rustic feel of a walk in the woods in Autumn. The Inarguable called it "Tome of the most genuine and passionate music I have personally ever heard and it actually kind of scares me" and the mighty Autothrall spoke these words
"The album also sounds enormous, like a rush of autumn winds beating at the tree-line. There are numerous periods of errant despair contrasted with passionate swells, almost as if this record were an arboreal tide, a gray and green lattice of the Earth's sadness, wept out through the centuries of blood and loss."

[Go to the post to view the Bandcamp player]

Note: The Bandcamp link now points to the remastered version released by Replenish Records, that includes an extra song, and is available as a name your price download.

Tagged with 2011, black metal, Falls of Rauros, folk metal, free download, Replenish Records
  1. That cover art reminds me of Castevet's Mounds of Ash and a music video from Negura Bunget's Om.

    1. Yeah, the Castevet cover does have the same 'vibe', though it doesn't really look the same.