Vallenfyre - A Fragile King


8.1 | 130 votes |
Release date: 31 October 2011
Style: Death metal

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01. All Will Suffer
02. Desecration
03. Ravenous Whore
04. Cathedrals Of Dread
05. As The World Collapses
06. A Thousand Martyrs
07. Seeds
08. Humanity Wept
09. My Black Siberia
10. The Divine Have Fled
11. The Grim Irony
12. Majesty Dethroned [limited edition bonus]

The best debut album of 2011

Additional info
Produced by Gregor Mackintosh.
Recorded and engineered by James Dunkley.
Mixed and mastered by Russ Russell at Parlour Studios.

Basic cover artwork by Orion Landau.

This album is dedicated to John Robert Mackintosh (1936-2009).

Staff review by
Baz Anderson
Rating:
9.0
There have been a spate of so-called "super groups" emerging from the woodwork recently, flaunting their pasts as a means of attracting attention. Vallenfyre are a brand new British force comprised of people from other bands, but these connections hold no significance or influence over the music of Vallenfyre, or "strong fire" as is in old English.

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published 23.10.2011 | Comments (30)

Vallenfyre is a grimey and powerful embodiment of grief. Stretching from doom to death metal, this is a wonderfully morbid combination of soul shattering earthly tones, top quality vintage-style death metal, and emotion.

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25.10.2011 - 22:51
Ajay Singh
7/10!! More doom influence in this record, Not all the tracks sound good as desecration, siberia is ok though. Better quality than the ep!!!Google it to download guys, the album is out....
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25.10.2011 - 23:04
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ajay Singh on 25.10.2011 at 22:51
Google it to download guys, the album is out....

Or buy it, support the band...whatever.
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25.10.2011 - 23:10
Ajay Singh
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.10.2011 at 23:04

Written by Ajay Singh on 25.10.2011 at 22:51
Google it to download guys, the album is out....

Or buy it, support the band...whatever.


Ya guys buy it, if you like them.... Too many bands too support!! I wish I owned wall street!!
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25.10.2011 - 23:13
Troy Killjoy
perfunctionist
Written by Ajay Singh on 25.10.2011 at 23:10
Too many bands too support!

No kidding. Sadly bands like this don't get any attention from me simply because I'm already broke from dumping my money into other bands, even though I'd love to shell out a few bucks for their effort .
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25.10.2011 - 23:17
Ajay Singh
Written by Troy Killjoy on 25.10.2011 at 23:13

Written by Ajay Singh on 25.10.2011 at 23:10
Too many bands too support!

No kidding. Sadly bands like this don't get any attention from me simply because I'm already broke from dumping my money into other bands, even though I'd love to shell out a few bucks for their effort .


I admire your generosity!! They spend years on creativity but most download em and even forget their name!!! Wish I could support all my favorite bands one day!! Metal is growing like hell!!! \m/
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10.11.2011 - 17:01
Rating: 8
Ag Fox
Angel No More
I'm surprised at how little I liked it initially, and I'm surprised at how much it has grown on me
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loves 小巫
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15.11.2011 - 19:29
Lokaeda
Account deleted
Written by Ajay Singh on 25.10.2011 at 23:10

I wish I owned wall street!!


I don't think you do, in regard of the actual situation
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15.11.2011 - 19:31
Lokaeda
Account deleted
I've just realized how the "V" in the logo was inspired by Saint Vitus.
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15.11.2011 - 19:44
Marcel Hubregtse
Grumpy Old Fuck
Written by Guest on 15.11.2011 at 19:31

I've just realized how the "V" in the logo was inspired by Saint Vitus.


that was the first thing I noticed when I got 7" in.

But I think the band will deny it and say it's a coincidence and that it looks nothing like the Saint Vitus 'V'
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Member of the true crusade against European Flower Metal

Yesterday is dead and gone, tomorrow is out of sight
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05.04.1963 - 15.12.1996

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14.02.2012 - 02:20
Rating: 8
Paradox0
Unasuming Madnes
Pretty sweat release. It kind of reminds me of Vader's release this year in regards to the variety, although while Vader seemed to celebrate modern death metal by playing into what is popular these days, Vallenfyre fells a bit more fresh. There is so much going on yet all of it is done so well. It's also nice to Adrian Erlandson finally back in a good new release since over a decade.
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16.02.2012 - 16:52
Rating: 9
NocturnalStalker
Metal Addict
This is my favourite death metal album of 2011. It has the old school "odour" to it, which is a good thing for me, and those familiar guitar leads by Gregor Mackintosh only add some spiciness to the already tasty sounding record.
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"And we are not who we think we are
We are who we're afraid to be"
- Lux Occulta "The Opening of Eleventh Sephirah"
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03.06.2013 - 12:42
Rating: 9
HellriderRising
Old School Death Metal \m/
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21.10.2013 - 11:41
Rating: 8
Deadmeat
Necrobutcher
A very very low 8 for me. i found almost no really great song (except desecration wich is awesome and humanity wept wich is decent), but only some nice solos or moments in generall.
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Υou've sold your human essence to the cold world of dead and empty things... You're SOLD!
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26.03.2014 - 02:23
psykometal
A staff guy...
Listened to this today (for the first time since 2011 probably) and it was a rather "meh" experience this time around. The only real standout track is Desecration, and it's cuz of that one echoed riff mainly. Maybe the new one will be better...
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17.04.2014 - 21:17
Dr. Strawberry
I will give this band a "mental support" only.
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17.01.2016 - 03:26
Dangerboner
:D
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 15.11.2011 at 19:44

Written by Guest on 15.11.2011 at 19:31

I've just realized how the "V" in the logo was inspired by Saint Vitus.

that was the first thing I noticed when I got 7" in.

That's not what I noticed when I got 7" in to your mom

Yeah yeah yeah, I know. I couldn't resist xD
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