WORLD’S BLOOD PROFOUND LORE
DENVER’S ATMOSPHERIC BLACK METALLERS TAKE AIM AT THE PIONEERS
Denizens of icy wastes thousands of miles from black metal’s traditional heartlands, Colorado’s Wayfarer are attempting a similar connection to their native lands. The pastoral black metal of their third album is steeped in American colonial history, with tales of Western lands wrought in conquest. Flitting between ravaging black metal and folkinfused, wide-open spaces, Animal Crown is driven in its rage, by turns rapacious and smouldering. The Crows Ahead
Cry War is cinematic, a folky canter slowly building tension into the outbreak of war. A Nation Of Immigrants is as pointed as its title, a collective lament creating a poignant close. America has long yearned for the deep connection to a storied historical past that Europeans take for granted. Wayfarer take them a step closer, capable of rendering their embryonic years with fittingly brutal blood-spattered and desolate recrimination.
FOR FANS OF: PANOPTICON, WOLVES IN THE THRONE ROOM, PILLORIAN TOM O’BOYLE