• Wallachia "From Behind The Light" Clear Vinyl LP

Debut album from 1999 of Norwegian symphonic black metal.  

(Description borrowed from Metal Archives, written by Moondancer, December 30th, 2004)

I remember the summer '04 when my friend brought me some new albums to hear. One of them was "From Behind The Light" by Wallachia, the band I've never heard of before. I was delighted and that masterpiece become my favourite album of the imminent holiday. But for the music... The first thing I noticed are unusual vocals. They are quite experimental, low, inhuman, probably electronically improved, but I liked them very much. It sounds atmospheric, agressive and haunting. I've never heard anything resemble before. From the instrumental side it's very melancholic, melodic and depressive and kept in black metal style. Great keyboards builds up the atmosphere. The lirycs are utter black, the main includes demonic legend of Dracula. What's more some of titles are in Romanian. althought this band is from Norway. The first track - The Course of Poenari seems to be optimistic, but it develops very dark and agressive. Crucifictional Disinfection begins with typically raw metal riffs, you could think that it would last all the time, but it is varied. Decelarations and flute part makes this track very gorgeus. Arges - Riul Doamnei appears to be very atmospheric. This instrumental track filled with dark chords and screems is a great interlude that fits ideally to the whole album. Knus Den Hellige And, Manifesting the Beast and Skjold Mot Guds Lys are great songs filled with black metal catchy riffs, you enjoy very much hearing that. The highlights are tracks Fullmane Over Fagarasand and The Last of My Kind. They both begins with acoustic guitars and later are great sympho-black masterpieces. All things considered if you hadn't heard Wallachia before (and probably you hadn't, because it's rather rarely known band) you don't know what you loose. I wish there was more such creative bands on the metal scene.

Wallachia "From Behind The Light" Clear Vinyl LP

  • $27.00

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