Non-Metal / Atmospheric Black Metal • Finland
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October Falls was formed in 2001 in Finland and recorded the first demos later at the same year, although that demo was sent only to a few individuals.

After the recordings and a small break, new music was composed and the whole material slowly turned from melodic Dark Metal to all acoustic, that later was released as a part of October Falls “Tuoni”. After releasing another album in the vein of "Tuoni", the style changed to folk based Black Metal with the EP "The Streams of the End".

The current releases are the EP "Sarastus", another all acoustic Neofolk work, and "The Womb of Primordial Nature", a Folk Black Metal album following the emotional feeling pioneered by bands like Ulver in their early years.

A new album, "A Collapse of Faith", was released in April, consisting of one over 40-minute song.
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OCTOBER FALLS Marras album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Non-Metal 2005
OCTOBER FALLS The Womb of Primordial Nature album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
The Womb of Primordial Nature
Atmospheric Black Metal 2008
OCTOBER FALLS A Collapse of Faith album cover 2.81 | 5 ratings
A Collapse of Faith
Atmospheric Black Metal 2010
OCTOBER FALLS The Plague of a Coming Age album cover 3.50 | 2 ratings
The Plague of a Coming Age
Atmospheric Black Metal 2013


OCTOBER FALLS Tuoni album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Non-Metal 2003
OCTOBER FALLS The Streams of the End album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Streams of the End
Atmospheric Black Metal 2007
OCTOBER FALLS Sarastus album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Non-Metal 2007
OCTOBER FALLS October Falls / Varghkoghargasmal album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
October Falls / Varghkoghargasmal
Non-Metal 2008

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OCTOBER FALLS The Plague of a Coming Age

Album · 2013 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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"The Plague of a Coming Age" is the 4th full-length studio album by Finnish black metal act October Falls. The album was released through Debemur Morti Productions in March 2013. October Falls was formed in 2001 and their early releases were dark acoustic neofolk, but from the "The Streams of the End (2007)" EP going forward, the band have incorporated black metal elements to their sound.

The music style on "The Plague of a Coming Age" is epic sounding atmospheric black metal with acoustic interludes thrown in. The band are well playing and the sound production is clear and powerful. The songwriting is pretty strong too, but it can be argued that there isn´t enough variation between tracks, which makes it a bit hard to distinguish between the various tracks. Most tracks feature more or less the same mid-paced stoic drum beat, raspy black metal type vocals and epic lead guitar themes. The tracks are atmospheric in nature and seldom offer up anything aggressive despite this being black metal. Melancholy is high on the list of emotions expressed here.

While I do feel that "The Plague of a Coming Age" is slightly one-dimensional in nature, it´s still arguably a quality release and if you´re hooked on this type of atmospheric, melancholic and epic sounding black metal, I´m sure you can look past the fact that not all tracks stand out from each other and as a consequence of that the flow of the album isn´t as dynamic as it could have been. A 3 - 3.5 star (65%) rating is warranted.

OCTOBER FALLS A Collapse of Faith

Album · 2010 · Atmospheric Black Metal
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On paper, October Falls sounds fabulous. Sorrowful folk / black metal with acoustic passages. Clear yet earthly production. Professional execution with every instrument. But still there is something that doesn't hook me, and I believe it has something to do with the OVERLY emotional flow of the album. There is no room for anything else but grandiosity after grandiosity, be it in the form of an acoustic interlude or a fast burst of black metal. Everything is bittersweet, epic.

This is the same problem that I see in every previous October Falls release too. A Collapse of Faith is the band's third metal release - in total there are 7 releases of which some are purely acoustic - and unfortunately I am disappointed by it. Surely it's beautiful and it's clear that lots of thought has been put into making this massive one-song album (divided into 3 parts). The third part, especially, is something I do enjoy, but the preceding two parts (both around 18 minutes) don't do much for me. Especially because during those parts there is that certain melody pattern that keeps repeating itself in various forms, and unluckily the melody is not above mediocre.

Lehto's airy screams are fitting and overall A Collapse of Faith isn't exactly bad, but it is... somehow uninspired, in the sense that I feel like I've heard these melodies already before. If you have enjoyed the previous outputs by October Falls you might like this too, but for me it consists of too familiar melodies, and a bit too exaggerated amount of beauty so that its effect is inverse, sounding dull in turn.

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