Winterfylleth The Ghost Of Heritage on 180g 2LP
Formed in 2007 with the intention of honoring England’s proud ancestral heritage and rich national culture, Winterfylleth (comprised of members culled from the UK’s most devastating doom contingent Atavist) set a solidified mission statement to bring awareness to England’s historical stories, folklore, landscapes and ancestral past through their folk-influenced vitriolic black metal. Coining the term English Heritage Black Metal (EHBM), Winterfylleth (which translates into ‘Winter Full Moon’ from the Olde English language) represents the first full moon in October as well as the Anglo-Saxon festival of the arrival of winter.
By combining vicious yet moody folk inspired black metal that harkens back to the early days of Enslaved and old-school Ulver, Winterfylleth also conjure feelings and moods that reflect with the likes of acts such as Drudkh, Hate Forest, and Forefather, while at the same time, forge new ground to lead a recent movement in UK black metal as well as strengthening the scene at the same time. With their music Winterfylleth conjure moods and emotions that range from vicious and violent to melodic and elegant.
Their 2008 debut The Ghost Of Heritage signaled a new shift for the underground UK black metal scene that fit nicely within the paradigm of the folk black metal movement, with Winterfylleth being considered by much of the music press to be one of the most distinct, special acts of this movement. Lyrically, the band delve into tales of England’s archaic history, re-counting major events, battles, and even draw inspiration from certain sites and scenery that grace the countryside of England and have played an integral part in its history.
Winterfylleth The Ghost Of Heritage Track Listing:
1. Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountain)
2. The March To Maldon
3. Brithnoth: The Battle Of Maldon (991 AD)
4. Forging The Iron Of England
5. The Ghost Of Heritage
6. Defending The Realm
1. Guardian Of The Herd
2. Casting The Runes
3. An Englishman’s Verse
4. The Ruin
5. The Honour Of Good Men On The Path To Eternal Gloy