Fellahin Fall - Tar-A-Kan (2020)


Hailing from the USA, today we have a band that we never thought we would find ourselves listening to as much as we do. Fellhain Fall has a certain commercial alt-rock edge that is sneakily built on superbly catchy Gothic, Industrial, Darkwave elements, making the sound behind “Tar-A-Kan” quite intoxicating and engaging. While the band’s music lies more in Metal foundations, the band’s unique accessibility makes this release very easy to digest and highly enjoyable.

Opening with the lush atmospherics of “A Fading Whisper”, we get a playful dynamic between heavy distorted guitars and the charismatic lead vocals. It is a staple of Gothic Metal to have a signature singer and this band clearly has one. The music nicely experiments with Industrial/Darkwave elements in tracks like “Rover” and “My Hollow” deliver, while the Doomy elements surface on songs like “Caught Between”, keeping their sound quite dynamic and versatile.

By the time we make it to “Bind” we are getting flashbacks of bands like Lacrimas Profundere, H.I.M and even some Theater of Tragedy sprinkled into the mix. The band at a first glance comes off very commercial at it seemingly has a clean cut style and Nickelback-esque qualities, but once the listener fully engages with the music, the layers come off and they revel different textures and complexity that songs like “That Night” and our favorite, the emotive, “Tomorrow’s Mourning” unleash.

Capping the release in a very different way, “Rover(Isolate)”, keeps it catchy until the last note. Overall, “Tar-A-Kan”, is one hell of a unique release with a very addictive sound that grows on the listener. While Metal purists might be confused, those with broader horizons will find Fellahin Fall’s latest release a very interesting melting pot of influences, filled with superbly crafted and catchy songs.

Band: Fellahin Fall Album: Tar-A-Kan

Label: Self-Released

Release: May 15th, 2020

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Genre: Gothic/Industrial Metal

Country: USA

Rating: 92/100

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