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Review: Fearwell - Well of Fear
Well of Fear

Label: Independent
Year released: 2022
Duration: 54:30
Tracks: 9
Genre: Melodic Death Metal


Review online: October 25, 2022
Reviewed by: Luxi Lahtinen
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Rated 4.56/5 (91.2%) (25 Votes)

Fearwell are a 6-piece act from Holland who work in a style that combines everything from Power Metal to Black Metal to Traditional Metal and even Neoclassical, though they appear to call themselves Melodic Death Metal, so we'll just go with that for now. Musically, this is a pretty interesting release that has many different moving parts, making each song distinct and engaging. The opening title track would have led me to calling them another Children of Bodom clone by itself, but the music gets much more interesting from there, relying heavily on complex songwriting and musicianship to really sell their sound along with the dual vocal attack of Jeremy's clean singing and Johan's grunts. The sheer density of the music will make it a little hard to sink your teeth into, but after a few listens, you'll start noticing how impressive they can get with songs like "Ocean of Anger," which contains Johan's and guitarist Brain's best performance, and the massive 13-minute closer "Battle in the Bay Matanzas," which runs the gamut from Maiden's more epic turns to massive soundtrack music, all while being as badass and epic as you could ask for. A solid, individual debut from a band worth watching.

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