Even though Fall falls short on the arms stretching forward, palms up epic to the likes of the tracks on Winter Thrice, it's undeniable that they keep pushing the sonic bounderies of progressive, "nordic" black. Familiarly Borknagar, yet with more expressive vocals and increasingly creative guitar work.

The album comes with a jump in production quality while sacrificing the last trve black metal edge. That doesn't stop it from resonating with me not only on a sonic level, but also in sentiment. Covering self-realisation and other philosophic themes of identity. Every epic still feels an authentic expression of their love for the north and the culture that comes with. It has earned a spot on my vinyl wall of fame.

Read my review of “IHSAHN”