Exceptional balance across the duration of playtime. Carefully woven melodies alongside occasional flirtatious folk moments. Top to bottom Firebrands and Ashes packs enough relentless intensity, punchy riffs and vocal dexterity to be a real contender come the end of the year for the black metal title of 2019.
Favorite track: Firebrands and Ashes.
Absolutely fantastic musicianship on display here. This is a massive step up from a already phenomenal group. The sky is the limit with these fellas. Cheers and this is a serious AOTY contender.
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It is a pity, that I do not understand a word of these dark sagas, but at least I can feel the atmosphere. The mixture of raging and massive black metal and dark choir vocals or storyteller vocals is quite unique and special. Iceland really stands for black metal full of charisma and Árstíðir lífsins is no exception. H.L.