A kind of amalgamation of Evergrey and Type O Negative with the inherent gloominess and Doom of Katatonia, Brooklyn’s Fellahin Fall unleash this torrent of sonics on their latest release which is four tracks of unrelenting, unparalleled Gothic Metal power.
On Urbana, the crushing quintet deliver a bevy of bodacious atmospheric excursions that manage to cover a range of styles and emotions to expand on what 2020’s acclaimed Tar a-Kan wrought. “Grey Morning” is a whopping big anthem to start, slowly swaying with wave after wave of the killer riffs that Raphael Pinsker and Patrick Reilly lay out as drummer Eugene Bell matches the intensity and vocalist Nodar Khutortsov belts out expressively emotive hymnals.
“The Parting” is a towering portent of an age when the Green Man still walked the Earth with bassist Mark Morrill grinding out some towering lines worthy of that legendary creature while Bell’s got the Johnny Kelly-like precision hits down as Post-Rock style guitars glisten and Khutortsov’s sweeping vocals add to the overall atmosphere. Cascading out of that delightful dirge is the hypnotic “Bury me” with its’ Alice In Chains flair in the vocal harmony department and a kind of Noir-ish futuristic vibe akin to Electro acolytes Replicant with Khutortsov’s baritone speaking to your very soul amidst a colossal ending that’s as riffy as it is haunting.
Speaking of endings, “Everything I Touch Turns to Gold (Then to Coal)” brings a fitting close to Urbana as a last blast of lush, lavish ambience washes over all with Morrill and Bell’s steady thump paced like a heartbeat, Khutortsov’s mesmerizing vocals, and Pinsker and Reilly’s subdued plucks leaving the new EP on a surprisingly sanguine note.
Urbana arrives on November 17th. You can do all the pre-saving and pre-ordering now by heading here and for the latest from Fellahin Fall, follow them across the information superhighway when you click here, here, or here.