Forefather are the absolute kings of creativity and epic and complex layered guitar, keyboard and vocal melodies. The songs on “Steadfast” are unbelievably memorable and catchy, whilst being more technically proficient than ever. You'll find a couple of true ear worms in the bombastic choruses, even when the album is a step up in terms of speed and fierce aggression compared to the previous two albums. Perfecting their style album after album, into the recognizable style of their own. With “Steadfast”, Forefather created their all comprehending pinnacle of unique Anglo-Saxon metal – the ultimate definition of epic viking metal.
A corrosive mix of death, doom, psychedelia, and black metal, the Portland quartet’s debut full-length is a bona fide underground monolith that shapeshifts with each listen, all while maintaining its essential heaviness. Bandcamp Album of the Day Feb 1, 2019