FORLORN CITADEL "Ashen Dirge Of Kingslain" [CD, Digipak]
2020 - Atmospheric Black/Ambient from Australia
The solo-project Forlorn Citadel plays Epic Black Metal in the vein of Summoning. This is done so remarkably well that at times fans might find it quite hard to differentiate between these two bands. Nonetheless there are enough own elements in the music to distinguish Forlorn Citadel from the inventors of Epic Black Metal. So despite the considerable number of bands playing this style that appeared on the scene in the years following Caladan Brood's immensely successful debut album, Forlorn Citadel is another very welcome addition and we highly recommend "Ashen Dirge of Kingslain" to all fans of Summoning, Caladan Brood, Emyn Muil and similar projects! The album is a collection of songs written late-2018 to mid-2019 and is dedicated to all warriors who fight their battles, only to return home to a kingdom that is not as it was.