Firstly, I’d like to thank Metal Master Kingdom for graciously allowing me among their ranks. It is an honor and with that I bring them something very special which has begun to gain attention with an utterly unique experience – Fell Voices and their upcoming album Regnum Saturni.
Describing Fell Voices is nearly impossible. Firstly, the group had decided to meld live performance with studio recording. On paper and in theory this would make for a complete and utter disaster - some bands such as Hellhammer have done it but usually didn’t live (or were reincarnated as the great ‘Celtic Frost’) to tell the tale, only passing on into legend, obscurity, or an elitist fan base. Somehow, Fell Voices seems to transcend that and pass onto something completely indescribable. The result is walls of raw sound that feel as though they are breaking through the fabric of reality, harsh whispers of something forgotten – unknown. This really is just the beginning.
Lyrically you won’t understand anything, and you won’t need to. Though, this isn’t because of the common black metal vocal flaws. The sounds of the band playing meld and wash together, seemingly breaking through only at certain points to add some emotional sting and pull your emotions into the whirlpool.
You can hear the roaring wave of distortion on the bass and guitars, literally wiping clean anything before them. Genuine emotion spills from every second of this release and I can honestly see why this album is making such an immense stir as of late.
I’d hate to end a first review on this note but at this point it is warranted: must be heard in full to be believed.