Posted by RiffRaff
While The Light that Dwells in Rotten Wood has been out for some time, yet I only stumbled upon it not to long ago after catching a recommendation of it from Panopticon’s FB page. I guess I got to get that first feeling of amazement that went through many long time fans of the band when this record first dropped in 2011. This record is one hell of a shattering work of art. Needless to say, 2 tracks into my first listen, it was an insta-buy.
A huge canvas gets covered with moods, imagery, and colors that would come from Bob Ross if he happened to be a black metal fan. Well pronounced melodies collide with goosebumps-inducing atmospheres and well thought out songwriting guarantees that you will be hooked into the music as it takes you on a journey through verdant mountain ranges and shimmering lakes. And while the misanthropic lyrics work to warn what our incessant negativity and lack of respect for nature will do to humanity, there is genuine love and optimism tucked away in them.
Lucky for me, Falls of Rauros have a new album releasing shortly this year, so expect for me to drool all over that the moment I get my hands on it. I’ll keep you posted on how it turns out and when you can get it in the near future. Until then, if you fancy yourself a fan of bands like Agalloch, Panopticon, Windir, and Saor, do yourself a huge biggun’ and give this record a spin. This linked remaster is the version I bought and while I can’t speak for the original master, the quality of the sound and production is out standing as it pours from my headphones. Enjoy!!! And as always, if you like what you hear be a chap and toss the artist a few shells and give the record a download. Peace Love and Metal!!!!!