Location: Buenos Aires
Genre: Black metal
Full Length: The Burning Microcosm
Format: Digital, CD, cassette
Label: Sons of Hell Prod
Release date: October 1, 2023
Once again while listening to gorenoise I was linked to a melodic black metal band! I have listened to this release before and forgot to review it so it makes sense that since I was re-linked to the album I should give it a review while I have a chance. The release I am speaking of is “The Burning Microcosm” by Windfall! It was released in 2023 by Sons of Hell Prod. on CD and tape and was uploaded for our listening pleasure at the Black Metal Promotion account on YouTube!
First off this is your standard BM but it has solid production and tight musicianship. The vocals are on point and atmospheric, the guitar work is immaculate with cold tones and shredding riffs and the percussion pounds on with all the force of a winter storm raging upon your doorstep!
The Burning Microcosm features 6 tracks in under 40 minutes so the songs are on the longer spectrum—which is standard. The polar opposite of most goregrind and gorenoise and grindcore—but each genre has its pros!
You can check this out on YouTube or you could buy a copy physically from the label mentioned above. You can also check the band out on Facebook, Instagram, Bandcamp or the Metal Archives! Lastly—this is some pretty good black metal. The vibe is spot on and again everything is put together nicely. This is something that both new and life-long fans of BM should enjoy—and I wouldn’t doubt that anything new or older from Windfall is just as good! -Devin J. Meaney
Amend: Vocals, bass
Lord Funeris: Drums
1. The Howling of the Mad God
2. The Burning Microcosm
3. Swords Shall Bring Peace
4. With Open Wings Towards Nothingness
5. Of Light and Tunnels
6. Footprints of a Forgotten Deity (Part I and Part II)