October 2, 2012

Aquilus - Griseus

You can enjoy Griseus, the debut full-length from Aquilus on their Bandcamp. This is atmospheric folk inspired metal. Symphonic, cinematic, progressive, and the work of just one man from Australia. The album is held together by long full scale orchestral passages, some are simply beautiful, the best creates scenes in your mind like the soundtrack to an epic movie. The metal parts could be described as blackened folk metal, and there's a few plaintive straight folk sequences too. Griseus is full of beauty, bombast and sudden mood swings; at 80 minutes it is a long journey, but one worth taking.

[Go to the post to view the Bandcamp player]

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