The Ghost of Heritage is a re-release of Winterfylleth’s debut album which originally came out a few years ago. Besides being remastered, the album also features two new tracks that were not on the original release. Now, as someone who had never heard the album before, I can’t tell original purchasers whether or not a re-purchase is necessary, but I can say to those of you who who haven’t that it is definitly worth buying.
The band’s songs are based on English history and sound just epic. This isn’t your regular run of the mill “cold” black metal – think bands like October Falls and Eternal Helcaraxe. Those with short attention spans should not go near this album as it’s quite long; however, those who pay attention to the nuances and listen to the whole album, will be rewarded with some high quality black metal.
01. Mam Tor (The Shivering Mountains)
02. The March to Maldon
03. Brithnoth: The Battle of Maldon (991 AD)
04. Forging the Iron of England
05. The Ghost of Heritage
06. Defending the Realm
07. Guardian of the Herd
08. Casting the Runes
09. An Englishmans Verse
10. The Ruin (Bonus)
11. The Honour of Good Men On The Path To Eternal
Run Time: 67:43
Release Date: May 22, 2012
Check out the song: “Guardian of the Herd”