I am going to take a risk and say that this will most likely be best album of 2020 and it hasn't even been released yet. I have been waiting patiently for the release of this album. With the couple of tracks we have already listened to I can say that I am very very excited. Such a magical album this is going to be. I will update my review on release.
Favorite track: Myytti Am_Khollenin Kuninkaasta.
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releases February 14, 2020
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You get 1 track now
(streaming via the free Bandcamp app
and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the
complete album the moment it’s released.
WEREWOLF RECORDS is proud to present FAUSTIAN PACT's highly anticipated debut album, Outojen Tornien Varjoissa, on CD and vinyl LP formats.
Since 2007, FAUSTIAN PACT have been one of Finnish black metal's best-kept secrets: "those who know, know." Their first three demos, one following the other between 2008-2010, poignantly presented a magickal, folkloric aspect long missing from serious black metal. They were a band out of time, seemingly - "born too late," not fit for these increasingly modern times. Now, nearly a decade after FAUSTIAN PACT's last demo, this trio of sorcerors bring the past into the present with their LONG-awaited debut album.
Titled Outojen Tornien Varjoissa, FAUSTIAN PACT's full-length debut is the grand culmination of all the gloriously bewitching work they brewed across that trio of demos. Exploding with an effervescence that's addicting and undeniable, their swords-aloft attack surges and swells, crests and cascades. At the forefront are stained-glass synths whisked from a time - and a fantastical landscape - far, FAR away, sumptuously underlining their heroic/romantic style of black metal deeply steeped in a nostalgic past. Across the album's 41 minute (fantastical) landscape are spread lyrics of splendorous mythology, swords & sorcery, vast forgotten realms brought to life through wily, wanderlusting black metal betraying a noble melodicism. FAUSTIAN PACT are thus a unique balance of contrasts: orkish energy vs. mystical atmosphere, dungeon rawness vs. castle-top aristocracy, obsidian darkness vs. gleaming light. So, whether 25 years ago or 2500, removed by a reality or two, Outojen Tornien Varjoissa is timeless BLACK METAL MAGICK - dark medieval times have at last arrived!