Furor Gallico is an Italian folk death metal band formed in 2007 with the aim of blending metal riffs and vocals with traditional Celtic, Irish and Breton tunes. Dusk Of The Ages is their new, long waited album and will be released on January 18th 2019 via Scarlet Records.
You got to love a bit of folk death metal and with a band as accomplished as Furor Gallico, it’s frustrating that this is our first dealing with them. Simply put, Dusk of the Ages is a damn fine album, one that delivers on both the folk and death metal side of things. Meshing the two together nicely.
The double header of Passage to A New Life and The Phoenix give us a taste of both. The former showcasing the folkish melodies while the latter upping the more ferocious style that Furor Gallico have in them. Both impress, especially when the The Phoenix throws out an unexpected guitar solo!
The female led vocals and flute use in Waterstrings really ups the folk game before the bouncy rhythm of Nebbia Della Mia Terra rings out. Panic not, Furor Gallico have plenty more death metal in the tank as this track and the following Starpath shows with filthy guttural vocals and deep riff cuts.
I’d love to say that every track on the album hits and hits hard but they don’t unfortunately. Take Aquane for example, it does a lot of the right things but at nearly 8 minutes long it really begins to drag.
The highlights, ones filled with rollicking riffs, uplifting folk melodies and some hard hitting death metal comes right at the latter end of the album. Both the title track and The Gates of Annwn absolutely slay ensuring the album ends in a positive way.
Furor Gallico – Dusk of the Ages Full Track Listing:
1. Passage To A New Life
2. The Phoenix
4. Nebbia Della Mia Terra
5. Canto D’Inverno
8. The Sound Of Infinity
9. Dusk Of The Ages
10. The Gates Of Annwn
Furor Gallico - Dusk Of The Ages (Scarlet Records)
The Final Score - 8/10