This morning I got a little bit in my email about the mighty Falconer and their forthcoming new album, Armod. It’s been a few years since their last release, Among Beggars and Thieves, and it seems the band has been busy familiarizing themselves with Swedish folk music and traditional instruments for this release, which will be a departure from anything else we’ve heard from the band thus far.
In a recent statement to Blabbermouth, Falconer stated that on this release they’ve "embraced folk music to a greater extent" and that the music "spans from acoustic songs with cello, flute and fiddle to songs with blast beats and heavy riffing". The entire album will also be sung in Swedish.
Don’t let this worry you, longtime Falconer-istas, the band also mentioned that this is a one-time-only deal and does not define the future sound of Falconer. So if the acoustic/unplugged thing turns out not to be so great or it’s not your thing, it’s not the end of the world. Keep your britches on. That said, I don’t profess supernatural powers or anything, but go ahead and take me at my word that it will be awesome…
Unless it turns out bad, in which case I will deny having wrote this.
Again, the albums title is Armod and you can look for that out on Metal Blade Records on June 3rd, above is the official artwork and if you’ll follow us past the jump you can have a look at the album’s track listing.
Armod track list:
01. Svarta Änkan
02. Dimmornas Drottning
04. O, Tysta Ensamhet
05. Vid Rosornas Grav
07. Herr Peder Och Hans Syster
09. Grimasch Om Morgonen
10. Fru Silfver
11. Gammal Fäbodpsalm