With four albums under their belt, you would think that ForeFather would be a band that would have different sounding songs. Well, these guys don’t for pretty much their entire new album “Ours Is the Kingdom.” The first three songs start off with the same double bass and shredding guitars which gets repetitive very fast. The fourth track, “Golden Dragon” is actually not bad because it sounds nothing like the opening tracks. But then as quickly as the album turns to good it quickly develops into the same formula with the fifth track, “Smashed by Fate”, by using double bass and shredding guitars. But then the album takes a weird road with “The Sea Kings” because this song is just keyboards and electronic drums. This song pretty much repeats the same stuff for 4:28 seconds.
For the rest of the album there are songs that aren’t really that bad but the thing that ruins them is the repetitive solos and drums.
The band itself is comprised of two brothers from England, Athelstan and Wulfstan. They play all the instruments, although their site doesn’t say who plays drums. The vocals are a major reason for my bad score because the singer sounds so tired when singing these songs. Then his voice switches to a more Dimmu Borgirish style which kind of helps.
In my opinion these guys are not worth buying their albums. This newest release should just have half of the songs on it instead of 12.
- Wulfstan - Vocals, bass, Guitars
- Athelstan - Bass, Guitars, Keyboards
- The Shield-Wall
- Ours Is The Kingdom
- Proud To Be Proud
- The Golden Dragon
- Smashed By Fate
- The Sea-Kings
- To The Mountains They Fled
- The Folk That Time Forgot
- Threads Of Time
- Keep Marching On
- Rebel Of The Marshlands