Feleth – Divine Blight Review

Feleth hail from the icy wastes of Norway. They were formed in about 2017 and released an EP and a full-length album before this. They say they are a...

Death Metal

Rob Mules Records

Release Date – November 11th, 2022

 

Line Up:

Espen Dagenborg – Vocals

Thomas Nyvoll – Guitar

Alexander Stamnes – Guitar

Brage Ingebrigtsen Westgaard – Bass

Aleksander Alsen – Drums

 

Tracklist:

1 – Majesty

2 – Caretaker

3 – Riven

4 – En Eiskovsdans

5 – The Serpent

6 – Casanova

7 – Deadlands

8 – Absence

9 – USA

10 – Avarice

 

Feleth hail from the icy wastes of Norway. They were formed in about 2017 and released an EP and a full-length album before this. They say they are a melodic death metal band but were a thrash band called IronBound in 2012. The band’s name doesn’t mean anything although it is the first name in some parts of South America.

‘Majesty’ gets going on some rapid double kick action before the rip into a vicious riff and singer Espen lets you have it before ‘Caretaker’ gets all spooky, handy because it’s a ghost story that crushes then ‘Riven’ brings the real death metal which develops into a heavy stomper. ‘En Elskovsdans’ gets proper rapid and is about an obsessed man who kills his girlfriend and then rapes her but apparently, it’s sung in a comedic way in Norwegian (?) I’ll have to take their word for it. ‘The Serpent’ thrashes like an alligator’s tail before ‘Casanova’ goes totally over the top and gets seriously brutal then ‘Deadlands’ brings back the spook before it gets going on some evil riffage and includes a bass solo! ‘Absence’ is a bit more modern verging on metalcore than ‘U.S.A’ and brings some serious melody on the intro gently building into an absolute beast of a track, full of technical riffs and some white-hot leads. Final number ‘Avarice’ tears the rear end out of everything on a chaotic blast of proper death metal.

Feleth is gaining a name for itself despite only being around for a couple of years. They are developing their sound and their technical ability rapidly and this release shows that development, especially in song writing where they bring different elements in to add color. An excellent example of melodic/technical death metal and worth anyone’s hard-earned cash.

 

Score: 8/10

Reviewed by: Smudge

 

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