'The fighting man' has been out of print for many years. Earlier we released the vinyl edition of this album, after much request we now present the second title in the series of Forefather CD re-releases on Heidens Hart.
To be released on 14 October, the actual anniversary of the Battle at Hastings, the main theme of the album.
Hailed by many as their best release, 'The fighting man' was a huge progression after the previous releases and set the style Forefather is known for. Their ability to create their trademark hymnic melodies took a huge step and the epic melodies that will remain stuck in your head are well represented in songs like 'For these shores'. The album pioneered with its well written compositions; alternating between fast, energetic riffs with lots of folk melodies and mid-tempo atmospheric black metal with clean vocals almost sounding chanted at times popping up frequently, to a very dynamic whole.
Just as 'Deep into time', this CD edition comes with a bonus track. This time it's "The Lady's Gift", written entirely by Forefather as a song for Folkearth. CD orders on Bandcamp include digital download.
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