If epic, soaring, melodic death metal or melodic black metal excites you, then you should look no further than the upcoming new album from Dwarrowdelf for one of THE albums of 2024.
The physical copies of the album will be released through Northern Silence Productions, with pre-orders available at the start of the new year. The album was written, produced and performed entirely by O’Dell (apart from a couple of guest appearances), and the album was recorded at Hair Force House Studios.
Full of intricate, soaring instrumental work, gigantic riffs, and a mixture of vocal styles, “The Fallen Leaves” is an album that will have much to be enjoyed for fans all across the metal spectrum.
The first single from “The Fallen Leaves” to be released is “This Shattered World”. A seven minute epic that shows off the full range and power of exactly what Dwarrowdelf are all about, “This Shattered World” is a perfect introduction to what The Fallen Leaves will offer.
Here’s Dwarrowdelf’s Tom O’Dell to explain more about “The Fallen Leaves”:
“Representing a new beginning for the Dwarrowdelf project, ‘The Fallen Leaves’ displays lyrical themes of sorrow, struggle, and grappling with reality. Taking further inspiration from the diverse blend of influences that drove 2021’s Cold Lie the Ashes yet cohesively retaining the trademark Dwarrowdelf sense of scale and atmosphere, this album truly sounds like nothing else.”
Dwarrowdelf – “The Fallen Leaves” Track Listing
1) “Within The Ashes, The Ember Still Burns”
2) “The Journey To Dawn”
3) “To Dust, We All Return”
4) “This Shattered World”
5) “Escape From The Dreamspire”
7) “The Fallen Leaves”
It may not surprise readers to learn that with the name of the band taken from Lord Of The Rings, much of the inspiration and source material for Dwarrowdelf’s music so far has come from the works of J.R.R. Tolkien. Tom himself mentioned that “The Fallen Leaves” marks a new chapter in Dwarrowdelf, and this is also true when it comes to source material.
Having focused on the works of Tolkien up to this point, the new album draws some lyrical inspiration from the Elden Ring video game, its immersive approach offering much in common to the world that Tolkien created many years before. Immersive is definitely a word that can also be used to describe “The Fallen Leaves”; Drawing listeners in to hold their undivided attention in that special way that the best creative works do, whether they are an album, a book or a video game.
For those not yet familiar with Dwarrowdelf, an excellent place to start is with their last full length album “Evenstar”. A full playlist of the record is available on YouTube on this link. Similarly, for a selection of tracks across the history of Dwarrowdelf since their inception in 2017, there is a handy Dwarrowdelf Essentials playlist available on Spotify.