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Review: Fagus - Inter

Label: Silent Future Recordings
Year released: 2023
Duration: 40:03
Tracks: 6
Genre: Black Metal


Review online: February 19, 2023
Reviewed by: Sargon the Terrible
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Rated 3.71/5 (74.29%) (7 Votes)

Despite having a name that sounds. . . a little silly to an English ear, Fagus have produced a really good debut album of epic, intellectual Black Metal. This is not blast n' screech, but big songs with big riffs and a wide-ranging songwriting sense that gives things a lot of room to breathe. There are hints of more epic bands like Finsterforst or Falkenbach, except that Fagus have no trace of folk elements or pagan sounds. If I had to pick a band this reminds me of, it would be Windfaerer, with the same open feel and the bright atmosphere packed into long songs with melodically involved and layered guitar work. I do wish this had a bit more warmth to it, a bit more emotion, as it can be kind of cold in places, but it's a very strong first album.

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