Vigilance Perennial

by Falls of Rauros

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thirdeyed Vigilance Perennial struck me within the first moments of hearing it. The contrasts between the magnificent riffs and how it is performed is absolutely stunning. How each track gives that familiar yet diverse sound astonishes me. Favorite track: Arrow & Kiln.
World Seeker
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World Seeker Creating a rich juxtaposition of darkness and light is not easy, but it has been achieved by Falls of Rauros on this album. I love the use of keys, and the way they weave folk elements and theory into the music. Favorite track: Arrow & Kiln.
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Apocalypse Dude I totally missed the 2017 release.
Nothing real new, but the hell, why should you invent the wheel again when the "old" one works just perfect. Great band, great album. \m/ Favorite track: Arrow & Kiln.
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standing vigilant by the gate of the first mask our hands they now creak from misuse, harden to leather we wait, with hope we can stand guard forever it's a weight that we share this mask is not meant to be buried nurture and consummate pronounced with a trembling inflection learning how the earth reclaims what it yields us sunken-chested we brandish our offering and admit that we haven't been living or breathing only striving swollen-hearted silent, blank tomb of white granite stark in its patience beckons for the mask with which we hold concealed the aging of our visage fleeing still its mirror sculpting frail clays of a tired love whose lungs have collapsed to languish in the breast of a spent kiln it's a weight that we share this mask is not meant to be buried
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like all beings pacing corridors trailing the ghosts of their deeds heads downcast and hands raised for their eyes refuse belief in leaving an arid shelter for centuries of rains to dance upon them I am as them, spurning history, I've discovered while awareness grows bleary and indistinct scouting fissures by inference of mark-bereft fingertips hunted by thirst and shiver still the masses of stone that enclose them tasked to contain a murmur that’s soon to be echoing with unspeakable clarity keening its curse to the open I remain with those spurning history, I've acknowledged while awareness grows bleary and indistinct scouting fissures by inference of mark-bereft fingertips hunted by thirst every hopeless struggle every flightless endeavor everything kept at arm's length this labyrinth unfolding echoes
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Arrow & Kiln 12:02
no dream was blooming when our backs arced beneath the dread of another day lost of us growing apart screening ourselves from each other our hearts become riven I have attempted to shadow the trajectories sound the depth of uncertainties filtering loss through the apertures to refract it with mirrors I am seized with violence by a lust for renewal tending furies left unfostered padding across the cellars of my first years burying masks which seek the surface holding vigil in the wake of exertion dictating missives wholly unfocused and confessions wholly dissembled belief is close kin to avarice wending its way to a crest exposed and precarious yet we keep our beacon marked by signal fire nursing an open flame, fed with an equal breath it thus remains standing in thrall to its footing sworn to a vigilance perennial unsteady hand wielding a final arrow specious unbroken will self-doubt fingering the seams bewailing our impermanence
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servility to perpetual youth has fixed me to the plot I age on the bitter tincture of neglect plays about my tongue and eases, sighing music, down my throat to blight the sediment a record of my failures let malnourishment serve as your sustenance raise flares to the dwellings of equivocation may impermanence temper your suffering your sibilant manifold questioning and your pointed fear of a textbook senescence parceling out monotonies bent and arthritic waning baleful in the attics of decline shaped by the efforts of coercion bound helpless by the tethers of duress gilded with lack to frame your body dousing the kindling of the coming years near-forgotten our histories sprawling out behind us seconds birthing minutes became decades dusks new and unfamiliar sprang upon us we hung our heads and pretended there was never expectation there was nothing to corrode a flag in a sea of marble a dream is an empty stomach a flag in a sea of marble a dream is a drowning child

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With Falls of Rauros' 4th full-length album, Vigilance Perennial, a vital complexity and multifaceted emotion is at the forefront of this stunning quartet's musical creativity, drive and evolution. Ever since the opening notes of the Hail Wind and Hewn Oak debut, Falls of Rauros have never put on a mask to hide behind a false facade. Yes their sound has indeed grown to embrace an otherworldly atmosphere that feels almost spiritual, but their songs possess endlessly layered riffs and thoughts from the heart that feel as real as the earth squishing up between your toes as you stop to appreciate the sound of the wind sailing through the pines. Such an organic flow and endlessly dynamic rise and fall elevates the 5 songs of Vigilance Perennial from a multi-layered bout of aggression to beautiful moments of music that twist with a powerful and honest emotion rarely experienced within a musical mindset that others refer to as “black metal”.

Vigilance Perennial finds Falls of Rauros once again challenging the status quo, for the pure honesty and obvious love for truly unique songcrafting has in part distanced this band from any obvious genre defining terms. This music bleeds from the heart in a giving way, and we, the Bindrune and Nordvis alliance are proud to share our brothers' stunning and healing work with the world.

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released March 31, 2017

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Falls of Rauros Portland, Maine

Formed in 2005. Black Metal and Folk sharing musical space. Based out of Portland, Maine.

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