Underground black metal label Acephale Winter Productions is proud to announce that it has now released Shadows of Ancestors by Twilight Fauna. The album contains 8 tracks and is available on compact disc or as a digital download.
You can stream the album in full and order a copy direct from the label at this location: https://acephalewinter.bandcamp.com/album/shadows-of-ancestors
About Twilight Fauna
Twilight Fauna is a one-person atmospheric metal project from Appalachia. Constantly pushing the boundaries between genres, multi-instrumentalist Paul Ravenwood uses a variety of traditional folk instruments alongside more conventional black metal guitar work and primitive drumming to create a unique blend of blackened folk music. Since forming in 2011, Twilight Fauna has released multiple full lengths, EPs, and splits including the much acclaimedHymns of a Forgotten Homeland LP. With songs steeped in atmosphere, Twilight Fauna is one man’s deeply personal vision into the history of himself and of the mountains of his birthplace.
Praise for Shadows of Ancestors:
“Not only are traditional Appalachian instruments infused into Twilight Fauna’s brand of ambient, sprawling metal, but a notable post-rock influence is woven in as well, creating a sound that is savage, cinematic, and deeply introspective all at once. Shadows of Ancestors is by far the most accomplished output from Twilight Fauna to date, building on the great success of last year’s Hymns of a Forgotten Homeland while not resting on its laurels.” –Bearded Gentlemen Music
“This is an album of rare vision and ambition, that seeks to tell a story without laying everything out in an obvious, clumsy manner. This truly is black metal as both folk music and as art, and it is laudable just how successful it is on both those counts, whilst remaining hugely listenable in its own right. In an already strong year for black metal, Shadows of Ancestors is a definite highlight.” –The Sound Not the Word
“Ambient, cinematic, hypnotic and still wonderfully savage. ‘Shadows Of Ancestors’ is an introspective and genuinely moving album that transcends it’s black metal roots and builds on the foundations of its predecessor. Twilight Fauna continues to improve as a project and is crafting some very interesting music that is begging to be explored. ” -Intravenous Magazine
“Ravenwood’s tireless work ethic and prolific output have helped Twilight Fauna grow at a pretty rapid pace. “Shadows of Ancestors” is proof of that artistic development, as this sometimes strange, often moving project keeps getting richer and more defined. It’ll never be everyone’s cup of tea, but those who do relish these sounds will find themselves immersed in a haunting place with rogue spirits showing you the way.” –Meat Mead Metal