“Into the Black”
Release Date: January 30, 2014
Reviewed by Dash-Broken Neck Radio
Dash is here with you via Broken Neck Radio, constantly bringing you the metal that makes you want to break shit, and today is no exception.
On this day, I bring you a rather unique, popular and hard-working band, folks, from the wilds of Northern England…I bring you…Fallen Fate!
Fallen Fate have been paying their dues since 2005. Forged by their love of American Thrash Metal, they began touring relentlessly and were even chosen by their fans in 2010 to play the Download Festival. After that, they became the first ever unsigned band to play the Donington stage two years in a row. Their latest independent release, a concept album, is Into the Black. Let’s dive in.
“Blackened Within” opens up fast and hard, these guys impress me by the second. This song reminds me of early Metallica in regards to the fast and melodic guitar work. The rasping vocals have me hooked.
“Until the Final Hour” is a surprising homage to American Thrash Metal with the change ups in rhythm, had me banging my head for sure!
“Into the Black” opens up with eerie piano and strings, quite haunting and actually beautiful. I’m usually not into the sort of thing, but it works for this tune. The drums speed up, some intricate guitar riffs begin, and you end up with a dark masterpiece.
“Possession” brings me back to being excited to listen to latest offerings by one of my favorite “evil” bands. “You’re under control, God had forsaken me”. Classic occult based thrash at its best.
“Rituals”, another one that gave me chills with its satanic whisperings in the intro. “The time has come, the chosen one!”
“Vespa”, the final track on the album brings us to the culmination of this ritual sacrifice. Oddly melodic with haunting backup vocals, this one is a winner.
Fallen Fate’s “Into the Black”, was quite the pleasant surprise I needed this week. These Northern Boys have proven that they are true metalheads and musicians by staying true to the roots of evil Thrash metal. This “concept” album certainly took me on an evil journey of rituals, possession, sacrifice and of course, kick-ass metal. The album is tight, extremely well produced. Well done Fallen Fate. I don’t think that you guys are going to want to miss this one!
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