|Art by Jeremy Hannigan|
Harrow - Wanderer. On their bandcamp is says fusing Black Metal and ritual folk music and that is a pretty good description. The black metal is riveting and harsh and the quieter parts very atmospheric, Harrow's use of clean singing work well, giving parts of the album a somber mood, that matches the return to the ways of olden vibe of the lyrics:
I passed by the druid stoneI haven't found any reviews of Wanderer, but I picked it up from Kim Kelly's Tumblr and in her words: This is lovely.
that lurks in the forest
far from home
I hunger to see the old ways return
and watch this ruined world burn
In the shadow of the stone
you will never be alone
[Go to the post to view the Bandcamp player]
Update: The album has now been re-released in a version remastered from the self released CDR edition, featuring new cover art and 6 additional live tracks.