Following on from their successful 10 Year Anniversary Tour (in Sept/Oct 2017), the UK’s finest proponents of atmosphere and emotion, Winterfylleth, return in 2018 with their new album The Hallowing of Heirdom. On this, their 6th album, we once again see the band continuing to push the boundaries of their sound into new territories; this time with an entirely acoustic album comprising of 12 brand new tracks.
It is widely known that Winterfylleth have always incorporated influences from Traditional English Folk Music into the creative processes of their previous albums, but it is on ‘The Hallowing of Heirdom’ that we find the band truly exploring this area of their sound to the fullest extent they ever have done.
Drawing lyrical and conceptual influence from ancient folklore, pastoral poetry, riddles, rhymes and odes, as well as early British customs and practices, Winterfylleth present here a unique and reverent homage to Ancient Britain in a way that draws on the atmosphere, feeling and emotions of their previous albums, but expresses it through acoustic instruments, and in the folk tradition so important to the formation of the band originally.
Now cemented with a stable new line up since 2014’s ‘The Divination of Antiquity’, Winterfylleth have drawn on their collective skills across a wide variety of musical styles to incorporate interesting, new instrumentation and textures into this album, and in doing so have created what will surely become a new classic of this genre.