Falconer returns to the spotlight with a shiny new album titled Black Moon Rising, that also marks the return of the band to their basic form. The album itself has the potential to be the considered the power metal record of the year. The guitar riffs on it are amazingly heavy and melodic, but they also are really fresh and inspiring.
Falconer‘s new album Black Moon Rising, brings back the spirit of the Falconer (2001), and Chapters From A Vale Forlorn (2002) albums. Their music on this album is heavier from what they did on Armod (2011) and way more melodic than their work on Among Beggars And Thieves (2008). Besides the band being inactive for more than a year, they seem to have rebooted themselves up on this record to a whole new level.
Black Moon Rising, moves away from the folk metal tone that Falconer was known for, and gives more space to their power metal side. The album is not only great on that aspect, but in the fact that their music is so good, that at times you forget about the folk metal aspect not being there.
The Age Of Metal recently had the chance to speak to Stefan Weinerhall guitar player and founding member of Falconer. Besides discussing the ideas around Black Moon Rising, we also talked about the state of the band, their future, and the reason behind their short break.