Another new Falls of Rauros track, “Waxen Voices”!

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If you missed our recent post that covered a brand new track from Falls of Rauros, EDUCATE YO SELF. We got another new one here, and this upcoming album is looking better and better.

In a year that’s already overflowing with fantastic releases, Falls of Rauros are about to add to the deluge (get it? Falls? Water? Deluge? Anybody?). The Portland, Maine black metal outfit graced us with The Light That Dwells in Rotten Wood in 2011, but details for their soon-to-be released Believe in No Coming Shore have been sporadic over the past several months. While we got a fantastic new song last week, we’re still forced to wait for a release date and preorders. But hey, we have another new song, premiered over at Invisible Oranges!

The intro to “Waxen Voices” is absolutely gorgeous, and the production has me extremely excited. Dynamics abound, and each instrument is well-balanced in the mix. That holds true once the metal kicks in, and I love the clarity (yes, I’m using clarity in a black metal song description!) and structure of everything; we’re not expected to wade through 10 minutes of tremolo chords and far away blast beats, we get form, sections, and contrast. But! We still have that classic feeling of wandering the foggy forests of the north, and that synthesis of songwriting and production skills is a plus as my year-end lists begin to loom. By the way, I love the guitar solo at 5:52. It makes me think the drummer and bassist were just like “Cool solo, don’t care, still gonna play these parts.” Give it a listen!

(Photo VIA)

  • W.

    We like Stocky!

    • Tyree

      Agreed. I just can’t get into this band though 🙁

      • W.

        Too digital?

        • Tyree

          I think it is the melodic parts that turn me away from it.

          • W.

            No melody, only grind!

          • Tyree

            I’m picky about melodic metal.

      • Edward Meehan

        I’m going to try to get into this after work or this evening…

        • Stockhausen

          Sweet. Check out their last album too, that thing is beautiful.

      • Stockhausen

        Thanks Dub! Get out Tyree!

        • Tyree

          I agreed that I like you. Jeeeez.

          • Stockhausen

            Alright, you can stay. You smell nice.

          • Tyree

            Sniff sniff… You’re right.

          • CyberneticOrganism

            That’s not him you’re smelling.

          • Stockhausen

            lolbuttz?

          • CyberneticOrganism

            lolbuttz.

    • true. AND we like, Stocky!

  • Scrimm

    Just after 7 and I’m already bored stupid. I have absolutely nothing to do today.

    • W.

      Write for the Toilet.

      • Edward Meehan

        Scrimm, ha, yeah, pen out a couple of bangers!

      • Scrimm

        I actually have something I did I need to revise. Writing fiction all the time has made me too used to writing in a first draft form and then I don’t see how rough it is until I sit on it for a while. Good Idea, I’ll get on it.

      • Stockhausen

        “An In Depth Analysis on the Effects of Buckethead’s Entire Discography on Plant Growth and Paint Drying Rates” by Scrimm

        • The Rising Levels of Dream Theater Albums and Global Nerd Abuse

          • W.

            Locker sales are through the roof!

          • Metaphysical Anus

            We have found a correlation!

          • Stockhausen

            Much of the data link back to a single thrashing and killing perpetrator of the abuse. Studies suggest he’s totally right.

      • Tyree

        I’d love for a Scrimm write up!

        • Scrimm

          So would I If I could get past my dyslexic usage of grammar.

          • Tyree

            Sheeeeeeeeeeet. I suck at English. Joe helps a brotha out though fool.

          • Scrimm

            I’ll see what I can do.

    • Howard Dean

      That is a good problem to have, and one that I haven’t experienced for quite some time now. I feel like I haven’t had a “nothing to do” day in like four years. Enjoy them when you can get them, señor Tall Man!

      • Edward Meehan

        Four years? Holy moly. I don’t have them very often but every once in awhile one comes down the ol’ pipeline.

        • Howard Dean

          Seriously. Marriage, kids, and a mortgage will do that to you (well, at least they did that to me). I’m also a semi-OCD homeowner who does a lot of shit around the house and yard. #HomeVanity

          • Edward Meehan

            I’ve heard that about kids before, I’d still like to have one at some point. It’s tight you still get to get into as much metal as it seems like you do, though!

          • Howard Dean

            I still get to listen quite a bit, though not as much as I’d like sometimes. I listen in the car, at work when I can , and when I work out. I try to keep the metal separate from my family life, as most the stuff I lime isn’t really kid/wife friendly. But I make it work!

  • YourLogicIsFlushed

    I’d be happy waxen my junk to this. Good stuff!

    • CyberneticOrganism

      Waxen Junk: The New Album from KISS

  • Metaphysical Anus

    So, I’m laughing now. I got The Lucid Collective today. I was listening to it, when I notice something beatiful behind the cd.

    • Metaphysical Anus

      Disqus please! Why is it upside down?

      • BAAARRRFFF

        • W.

          Stay Tech, Joe!

          • Scrimm

            The cover art almost makes up for that.

        • Metaphysical Anus

          Worship the Tech!

    • does the band thank Jack Bauer in the liner notes?

      • Metaphysical Anus

        I don’t think so.

        • well they should. the joke behind my comment was that Jack Bauer talks about Archspire a lot and got many of us to check them out.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I know the joke, Jimmy! Do you think that I’m stupid?

          • i sowwy 🙁
            your comment “I don’t think so” wasn’t the hilarious MA banter that we’re used to. it was too serious.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Sometimes I have to be serious. It will happen to you too! Master’s degree changes people.

          • Howard Dean

            As does prison.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Personal experience?

          • Howard Dean

            I don’t want to talk about it.

          • Howard Dean

            [bows head]

            I’ve seen things…

          • Metaphysical Anus

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Let’s take a Freudian psychotherapy session.

          • Howard Dean

            Ok: First, I will pose a question to myself –
            “Have you ever lied to a metaphysical anus about going to prison?”

            Yes. I’ve never been to prison.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            But soon I’ll be, for murder. There’s gonna be a one less Howard Dead soon.

          • Howard Dean

            Come at me, bro.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Wait, I have to book my plane tickets first.

          • Howard Dean

            I’ve already booked them for you. You’re flying Malaysian Airlines.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Yeah, I’ll pass. At least spent your money.

      • Metaphysical Anus

        But they do thank piss in the liner notes, so that’s pretty close.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            I promised Randall that I would never do Shrek jokes again, but I might have lied to him.

          • Edward Meehan

            I’m sorry Jesus.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            This is beauty. I still haven’t adapted to your new name. I don’t like change!

          • Edward Meehan

            It will come, in time.

          • Metaphysical Anus

            By the way, did you like Current 93?

          • Edward Meehan

            I did! I checked out both tracks you posted last week. They were weird. Reminded me of Oxbow kinda cause I just checked them out based on a rec from here…

          • Metaphysical Anus

            Good. Have you ever listened to Circle? Some great Finnish krautrock/experimental rock.

      • Allegaeon thanks the Dark Lord Satin, King of Fabrics in their liner notes.

    • crazytaco_12

      Seeing Archspire tonight dwog!

  • Randall Thor

    Very enjoyable, I need to spend more time with this band.

    • Stockhausen

      Glad you like it!

  • Guacamole Jim

    Not quite what I expected, in an awesome way. The song develops really interestingly.

  • Metaphysical Anus

    Lyrical themes: Nature, Misanthropy, Anarchism
    Sounds like my kind of a band.
    #FuckTheHumanRace