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Where Fate Lies Unbound

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Where Fate Lies Unbound
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Release Date: 2012
Label: Self Released
Genre: Black, Folk, Melodic

Review by Adam M on August 18, 2013.

This is a good piece of Viking Metal where there are other influences such as flutes that make an appearance to liven up the atmosphere. Every song on this album by Warseid sounds different and traverses through sections that cross Folk music then Black Metal to a seamless degree.

The song diversity is such that every song sounds different from the next and even though there are only 4 songs a very developed and complete product is given at the end of the road. I enjoyed the track 'Farewell' the most. It clocks in at just over 10 minutes and features a nice mixture of acoustics and a relaxed atmosphere that is an effective way to finish the album. The vocals alternate between sung portions, which complement the Folk parts of the disc and harsh vocals that complement the Black Metal parts of it. There are very few moments where there is a let down in quality and everything is quite consistently great overall. There are albums by Ulver in their earlier moments such as "Kveldssanger" that have more interesting moments, but there is plenty to enjoy regardless on this disc.

For fans of Folk and Viking Metal "Where Fates Lies Unbound" is one to check out for certain.

Categorical Rating Breakdown

Musicianship: 8.5
Atmosphere: 8.5
Production: 7.5
Originality: 7.5
Overall: 8

Rating: 8 out of 10