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Oathbearer

by FELLWARDEN

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Master of Muppets How utterly refreshing it is to discover an album of this sort, one which holds trve to the tenets of black metal while still managing to bring something new to the (presumably obsidian) table. Well-placed chants and cleans add a believable human element to an otherwise unearthly blackened soundscape, the carefully maintained balance creating a truly standout experience amidst an overabundance of other, less imaginative black metal acts. Get this, now. Favorite track: In Death, Valiant.
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H.L. Even without knowing that FELLWARDEN is a FEN-related project, such associations came up quite often during my first listening experience of this pagan metal masterpiece. Sometimes it is raw, sometimes it appears dreamy. The songwriting always leaves enough room for melodic instrumental parts, marked by atmospheric keyboards and yearning clean vocals from time to time. And to be honest: I like "Oathbearer" more than FEN's latest release, as it is catchy and offers more memorable moments. Great! Favorite track: Guardian Unbound.
Andy
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Andy Once or twice a year I stumble upon a masterpiece of total beauty and sadness that define everything I need in a suite of music. Headphones on wearing a broad smile as I contemplate how a group of strangers could have known exactly what I need to hear. This is beautiful, underlyingly sad, sometimes ferocious but always emotional. Favorite track: Wayfarer Eternal.
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Josh Gregory What a find this was! Very well composed album which leaves you feeling satisfied and complete.
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about

Fellwarden was a concept forged by The Watcher (Fen, De Arma) back in 2014 to give voice to an epic, exultant form of black metal that nonetheless carries with it echoes of deep lamentation and remembrance. The Watcher’s goal was simple – to tell tales of sacrifice, of long-forgotten heroism and the rearing timelessness of the storm-forged landscape against a backdrop of windswept extreme metal. Fellwarden’s sound is steeped passionate vocals, subtle waves of keyboards, acoustic guitars, booming choirs and powerful riffs, underpinned by a cavernous percussive battery courtesy of Havenless (also of Fen).

After two years of careful crafting, the debut album of Fellwarden ‘Oathbearer’ is now ready to be proudly unleashed by Eisenwald – six stirring hymns of strident ambience and powerfully emotive songwriting. A heavily layered, textured release, ‘Oathbearer’ at once convokes the essence of contemporary acts such as Drudkh and Negura Bunget whilst simultaneously channelling the spirit of the old masters – Summoning, Bathory, Abigor, (early) Emperor and (early) Ulver.

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released June 16, 2017

The Watcher – All vocals, stringed instruments and keys
Havenless – Drums

All music recorded at Shockwave Studios during 2014-2015 by The Watcher except the drums which were recorded/engineered by Havenless at Havenless Studios during the same period.

Produced by The Watcher@Shockwave Studios.
Mastered by Greg Chandler at Priory Studios

Artwork by Adam Allain
Logo by Vojtech ‘Moonroot’ Doubek
Layout by IK | House of Inkantation

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FELLWARDEN England, UK

Fellwarden was a concept forged by The Watcher (Fen, De Arma) back in 2014 to give voice to an epic, exultant form of black metal that nonetheless carries with it echoes of deep lamentation and remembrance.

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